Friday, March 27, 2009

Street's beverages: exotic beer, wine and tamarind ginger coolers

Here's the beer and wine lists from Street go with the lunch and dinner menus on EaterLA. Naturally, the beer list includes more refreshing, lighter beers from the countries the food is inspired by: Hue from Vietnam, Tusker from Kenya, Flying Horse from India. But there's also some nice craft brews like Unibroue Maudite and Allagash White. I really like the looks of the non-alcoholic drink selection, too, since I'll probably be having lunch there before I make it to dinner.
Finding the right ones for spicy foods from so many countries was undoubtedly a challenge. Gruner Veltliner is often recommended for Asian foods; it'll run you $50 a bottle at Street. There's also a biodynamic Pinot Noir from Oregon ($90) and a "Clean Energy" Nero d'Avola from Sicily. If these are too pricey, try the Tinto Roriz tempranillo from Portugal for $7 a glass.
How do you think these wine and beer choices will pair with ingredients like ginger, chutney, garlic chile paste and kimchi?


H. C. said...

the list looked interesting overall, though I don't know if they would match well until I actually try pairing it (the Globe Trotter prix-fixe option with beer pairing may be good).

I am a bit more intrigued by the lassi and non-alchy drinks.

Anonymous said...

I've got a ressie Weds..will def. let you know.