To round out our summer wine outings four of us joined together on August 22nd to try out Upper West Side newcomer Corvo Bianco, the latest from acclaimed chef Elizabeth Falkner. Despite an overly harsh—especially for a new restaurant—newspaper review a few days earlier, we found ourselves thoroughly enjoying the evening, including a range of well-crafted dishes shared family style. A number of standouts follow below.
Though I must confess the Cocoa Nib Romesco Prawns (with heads) and the Carrots Raw and Roasted were so colorful, vibrant and flavorful that I completely forgot to take photos of them. No doubt the very interesting and slow to unfold 2011 Ischia Bianco Pietra Brox (Biancolella and Forastera grapes), which paired very well with the Crispy Fried Sweetbreads, was a contributing factor too. The Ischia Bianco was from their eclectic and reasonably priced wine list, while the other wines mentioned below we brought with us.
Justin is a Co-Founder of Vino247 and has been a wine professional for more than 12 years. He has a background in filmmaking, print and web publishing. But his passion for wine led him to move professionally to the wine world. First at one of the top retailers in the US, where he cut his teeth learning the wine business, honing his palate and writing about wine. Later he co-founded importer Spanish-Wine-Exclusives. He is also a regular taster on Wine & Spirits Magazine’s industry tasting panel.