“Guests are loving the Bisson Abissi 2011, a sparkling Vermentino aged 60 meters below the ocean surface off the Ligurian coast,” says Salcito. “Pierre Overnoy’s Savagnin is a wonderful discovery bottle, as well.”
The Wine Program
The list expanded dramatically in the past year, adding an array of wines from lesser-known and up-and-coming producers. A new section of the list entitled “56 Selections” is made up of 56 wines available for $56 a bottle. The restaurant also offers glasses and tastes available on a sparkling and Coravin cart, with recent options including Clos Rougeard’s 2009 Saumur-Champigny.
“The raw bar cart for Champagne and white Burgundy lovers has table-side-warmed potato blinis with uni, lobster and trout roe,” says Jordan Salcito, the sommelier. “There’s country-fried chicken and Champagne and a rib-eye that is a brilliant accompaniment for everything from Diamond Creek 1988 Volcanic Hill Napa Valley Cabernet to Thierry Allemand 2006 Chaillot Cornas.”
The restaurant allows a maximum of four bottles per reservation at $35 per 750-ml bottle.