McKinlock Garden Court Restaurant at the Art Institute of Chicago. Long-time members, we frequent this idyllic setting several times a year. They have a delightful summer menu with an imaginative, modest but appropriate wine pairing menu selection. Today's visit to the Art Institute was for the Roy Lichtenstein special exhibit.
To accompany L's Chicken Curry Salad she had a 2010 Spanish Albarino from Martín Códax from the Rias Baixas Salnés Valley Spain. I had a grilled pork loin with chantarelle mushrooms, leeks, carmelized onions and arugula accompanied by Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes-du-Rhone 2010.
Martín Códax Rias Baixas Salnés Valley Spain Albarino 2010
Round, medium-full bodied, light pale straw-yellow green colour with a touch of ripe lemon. Bright and slightly sparkling color. Full elegant aromas and flavors of green apples, citrus, grapefruit, a hint of peach with a tangy outgoing freshness.
RM 87 points.
Château Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône 2010
Mont Redon vineyard - note the rocky soil and low cut
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