April 30, 2012 at 8:48am
If it's been a while since you've been to Pastiche Wine Bar, it may be time for another visit. In addition to their ample wine selection, they have transformed into a full service restaurant and cocktail lounge with delectable new food options and events.
Pastiche is quite the classy neighborhood spot, with warm décor and a cozy atmosphere. I recently had the pleasure of enjoying some of their wines, food, cocktails and more wine all while "Piano Man" Ron Mills played in the background. Not a bad Friday night, if you ask me.
Co-owners Linda Gair and Art Britton have created a concise menu of slow-cooked favorites such as braised short ribs ($20) and braised lamb shanks ($24). Their bar menu features items like fried vegetables ($6) and potato frites ($6).
I sampled Linda's own specialty, the crab balls ($7), which are basically crab cake bites. They were flavorful and loaded with crab, with a crunchy appeal. To accompany the appetizer, Austin the bartender created a refreshing mad mango martini ($9).
While the menu and cocktails might be new, the handpicked wine list is still the star of the show. Notable wines such as the Asian Pear by Windfall Winery ($8/glass, $29/bottle) from Prosser, Washington was light and fruity. In contrast, the Foppiano Vineyards Petite Syrah ($9/glass, $33/bottle) was more full-bodied and spicy.
In addition to their new menu, Pastiche offers whisky and vodka tastings ($6 - $9) every Thursday starting at 5 p.m. Tequila tastings ($6 - $8) begin this Tuesday, April 24.
My advice: If you're looking for a date location that will take you to the next...you know, level, get down to Pastiche. Nothing brings out "le amore" more than three glasses of pinot noir, live piano music and a selection of braised meats.
Pastiche Restaurant and Wine Bar, 2715 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. 253.572.2277. Open Tues. - Sat. 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Off duty rules.
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