Cafe Flora has been famous for their creative and delicious international vegetarian and vegan menus for more than 20 years. But it’s their thoughtful wine pairings and 100 percent northwest wine list that has them in the spotlight this month as Wine Press Northwest’s spring Match Maker’s!
The beautiful six page spread shows two perfect pairings from Cafe Flora’s menu including their Lentil Pecan Pate paired with McCrea Cellars’ 2008 Grand Cote Syrah and their Spring Nettle Ravioli with Cashew Cream Sauce paired with Woodward Canyon’s 2011 Chardonnay.
Read on to learn about Cafe Flora’s support of local, sustainable wine practices, vegan wines and their commitment to serving and highlighting only northwest wines. Or pick up the new Wine Press Northwest spring issue on newsstands today!
Congratulations to Yakima Valley’sThurston Wolfe for being awarded Wine Press Northwest’s Winery of the Year! The winery’s “indelible marks on Washington wine country” is what earned them this award, along with years of hard work and crafting some of the region’s best wines. Winemaker Dr. Wade Wolfe has done it all in the industry, including being a large part of establishing the Columbia Valley AVA in the mid 1980’s and viticulturist.
Pick up your copy of Wine Press Northwest on newsstands now and read the full story of the winery’s start in 1987 and how it is a leader in the Washington wine industry today! Taste the wines, available on many store shelves, or take a trip to Prosser, visit Wade in the tasting room and experience the Winery of the Year – Thurston Wolfe!
Inside the pages of the Spring 2012 issue of Wine Press Northwest you’ll find Tilth restaurant. The profile showcases Tilth’s support of local purveyors that extends to local wineries, too! Chef Maria Hines also has the admiration of well-known winemaker, Eric Dunham of Dunham Cellars, an admiration that grew further when he tried her life-changing tempura’d bacon!
See what he says about Maria and what Maria says about Washington wines. In the article she also pairs Corvus Cellars Syrah with her unforgettable cassoulet recipe and Kyra Chenin Blanc with chef de cuisine Jason Brzozowy’s caramelized fennel salad recipe. Find it all on newsstands now and check out Maria’s video interview with the magazine: