Tuesday is all about pairing food and drinks. I recently dined at ICI Urban Bistro to taste Chef Franck.Loquet's menu. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was excellent. After scanning the menu, I opted for the Braised Beef Cheek "Provencal" with gingered butternut squash puree, grilled scallions and baby bok choy.
The Dish: Braised Beef Cheek "Provencal"
Chinon, Couly Dutheil, Loire 2009: Cab Franc grown near the Vienne River. Flavors of red berries and smooth tanins
Coteaux du Languedoc, Les Petits, Pas 2009: Grenache/syrah blend.
The beef cheeks were so tender that they just melt in your mouth. My favorite pairing was the Coteaux du Languedoc. It had a slightly smoother finish and went well with the beef.
ICI Urban Bistro is the perfect spot for a quiet meal for lunch or dinner. You'll find excellent service and a delightful bistro menu.
Photos by Emily Clack