Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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BEAST

Region
West
Feature
Pig Roasts
City
Portland
State
OR
Restaurant URL
beastpdx.com
Menu Link
http://www.beastpdx.com/menus/menu_dinner.htm
Wine List Link
http://www.beastpdx.com/menus/menu_wine.htm
Phone Number
(503) 841-6968
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/beast
Wine List Description
“Wine here is an echo to the flavors,” Says Naomi Pomeroy, chef/owner. The wine list highlights the regional uniqueness of the Old World landscape, focusing on organic, sustainable and biodynamic producers.
Perfect Pairing
Shaved Belgian Endive, Breakfast Radish and Citrus Salad with Pine-Cured First Run Sockeye Salmon, Tarragon & Horseradish Crème Vinaigrette, paired with Nigl’s 2009 Senftenberger Piri Grüner Veltliner. Another great pairing is the Trinity Ridge Farms Duck Breast with Wilted Bloomsdale Spinach, Hierloom Red Kuri Squash and Pickled Sultanas Duck and Veal Demi-Glace, with Domaine Montrieux’s 2008 Le Verre des Poètes Pineau d’Aunis.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"Foie-Gras Bon-Bon with Sauternes Gelée."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/clos-cibonne
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Clos Cibonne 2009 Tibouren Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/thierry-allemand
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Thierry Allemand 2007 Renard (Cornas)
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/catalog/bodega-catena-zapata-2007-nicasia-vineyard-malbec-mendoza
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Catena Zapata 2007 Nicasia Vineyard Malbec (Mendoza)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/May-2010/The-Wine-Roads-of-Oregon/
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The Wine Roads of Oregon
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/Three-Ultimate-Chenin-Blanc-and-Food-Pairings/
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Three Ultimate Chenin Blanc and Food Pairings
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