A Lamb Tzaziki Slider paired with a powerful Napa Valley Cabernet FrancCity Winery
155 Varick Street, New York, 10013
“Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley is a unique wine that is powerful and delicate at the same time. It’s rich and complex enough to complement lamb meat, and its floral freshness pairs delightfully with the zesty feta and herby creaminess of the tzaziki.” — Ganna Fedorova, Beverage Director
Welcome to ex-music man Michael Dorf’s sprawling west SoHo wine bar-music venue hybrid. The lofty space is home to one of the city’s only full-service wineries, where enthusiasts willing to part with a few thousand can craft their own custom wine. For the less deep-pocketed, City Winery’s solid, wine-forward food menu alone is worth the walk to Varick Street.
Ask for the off-menu lamb sliders, which can be best described as flavor-bombs on a plate. Made with fragrant ground lamb, herby tzaziki, and topped with zesty feta, it’s perfectly complemented by an equally intense, mountain-grown Napa Valley Cabernet Franc. With a supple palate, velvety tannins, and a lingering finish, this wine has the strength to stand up to a flavor combination as complex as these lamb sliders.
About Ganna Fedorova – Beverage Director
Before finding her passion in wine, Ganna graduated with a degree in Philosophical Ethics and worked in PR and advertising. Ganna oversees the wine program at City Winery, trains the staff, develops and coordinates a variety of wine events like classes, seminars and tastings. For Ganna, Napa Valley wines are expressive and amplified, but also offer complexity and depth that are so rewarding to explore when pairing these wines.
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