Visiting NYC on business, I had dinner with son Alec and roomate Dean. We dined at Il Postino on East 49th Street, a favorite neighborhood ristorante, a short walk from the apartment. The ambiance is cosmopolitan and stylish, the menu offers a broad selection of Italian specialties including pesce and pasta favorites. The signature artwork of a 19th century bicyclist rises over a corner table (shown left) and is their branded identity on their business cards and matches.
Their daily specials menu is so extraordinary that Alec had never seen their actual menu. The recitation by the server is worth price of admission. While not necessarily an Italian specialty, I couldn't resist the Dover Sole and it did not disappoint, being as good as any I've ever had.
As a wine geek, I tend typically order the wine to complement and pair with the food, and tonight was no exception.
To pair with my Sole and Alec's shrimp dish I ordered a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay of the wine list.
Cakebread Cellars Napa Chardonnay 2015
Straw colored, medium full bodied, aromas of green and golden apples, pear and citrus with notes of citrus spice and mineral.
This is a blend of 90% Carneros district, 10% Napa Valley.
RM 90 points.