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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Green Goddess

Description

“Our beautiful, deep wine list elevates the perception of our food from cafe to funky, fantastic, bold psychedelic soul food. That suits us better than ‘New American’ cuisine,” says Chef Christopher DeBarr, former chef and co-owner.

Region
South
City
New Orleans
State
LA
Restaurant URL
greengoddessnola.com
Menu Link
http://www.greengoddessnola.com/pdf/Green-Goddesss-May-02-2012-dinner-menu.pdf
Wine List Link
http://www.greengoddessnola.com/pdf/Green-Goddesss-May-02-2012-dinner-menu.pdf
Phone Number
(504) 301-3347
Wine List Description
The wine list features unusual, small, organic and biodynamic producers mixed with classic great European wines.
Perfect Pairing
"The Mean Green Island, [a dish consisting of an] arborio rice cake, [with] duck broth, cold crab-sweet chili salad, wasabi caviar, fried shallots, seaweed, and sesame seeds, is rounded out by slightly sparkling Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina, 2011, from the Basque Region of Spain," says Paul Artigues, chef and owner.
Riot-Worthy Dish
DeBarr says, “People howl when we don’t have our “Notorious” Bacon Sundae with bacon fat caramel sauce,” which pairs with Madeira or PX Sherry, or a Très Vieux Pineau des Charentes.
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/r-lopez-de-heredia
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
R. Lopez de Heredia 1991 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva White (Rioja)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-de-la-mordoree/la-dame-rousse
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Domaine de la Mordorée 2011 La Dame Rousse Rosé (Tavel)
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Domaine Gabriel Liogier 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2011/Soul-Food-Steps-Up/
Related Link Text 1
Soul Food Steps Up
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2010/Seasonal-Dish-Korean-Style-PEI-Mussels-with-Housemade-Kim-Chi-amp-Smoked-Bacon/
Related Link Text 2
Seasonal Dish: Korean Style PEI Mussels with Housemade Kim Chi & Smoked Bacon
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