|Wine tasting at Wicked Cellars with Lars Sorensen of cascade trade|
2011 a New Year of wine tastings can't wait to get started. We are lucky enough to start the wine tasting year with Lars Sorensen of Cascade Trade. Lars was the host at Wicked Cellars Friday. We tasted wines from Italy, California, Washington and Oregon.
Carra Treviso "Pulcinello" Prosecco**+ dry, crisp, fruit flavors
Anne Amie Amrita Cuvee 2009 Willamette Valley Oregon*** dry, crisp, fruit forward, peach, and brisk acidity
Lenne' Estate "Le Nez" Pinot Noir 2008 Willamette Valley Oregon*** dark cherry, mocha, plum
Chandler Reach "Corella" 2007 Yakima Valley Washington*** juicy, fruity
Enotria Barbera 2007 Mendocino County California**+ ripe fruit
Chandler Reach "Monte Regalo" 2007 Yakima Valley Washington*** ripe berry, blueberry
Gamba Estate Old Vine Zinfandel 2008 Russian River Valley California**** what a nose, jam, wet Cedar, the star of the tasting
|Wine tasting at Wicked Cellars staff pick|
Bisol's Desiderio Jeio NV Prosecco Brut** citrus, apples
Moulin de Ferrand 2009 Entre-Deux Mers, Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon**+ flowers, pears, bright and fresh
Cottonwood Winery Marina Piper 2007 Pinot Noir*** barbecue sauce
Gran Feudo Crianza 2002, Navarra*** burnt toast, Lead pencil, BlackBerry
Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red, Lot Number 53**+ plum, dusty earth
We had the pleasure this weekend of trying a new restaurant in Lake Stevens, Washington. The new restaurant is located in the old Alfie's Pizza building. It's called Papa’s and Beer, a California Style Mexican Grill & Cantina.
|Papa’s and Beer, a California Style Mexican Grill & Cantina|
9302 N Davies Rd
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Papa’s and Beer is a bright, friendly restaurant. The staff was both friendly and helpful. This would be an ideal place to take the family, the restaurant was full of both family and couples. The bar is still a work in progress waiting for the proper licenses. We would like to see less lighting (it’s very bright) and at some point find a way to reduce the noise level.
|Papas and Beer Bar|
The menu is full of value and chooses, you will not leave hungry. We ordered the Fajita Quesadilla off the appetizer menu. The chicken was grilled perfectly, as were the vegetables and spiced just right. While the portion was plentiful, I found the Chile Relleno and Tamale Combination lacking flavor for my palate.
|Papas and Beer sample menu|
We enjoyed our experience and would recommend giving Papa’s and Beer a try. Will we eat there again? You bet… Can’t wait to try other food on the value pack menu.
|Papas and Beer Fajita Quesadilla|
|Papas and Beer Chile Relleno and Tamale Combination|