Now here’s something to perk you up as summer comes to an end (although it does stay warm in SoCal until at least the middle of November). The Tavistock Group is running a September special at its CAFÉ del REY and Napa Valley Grille in conjunction with California’s Wine Month celebration.
The two dining venues are offer Chardonnay and appetizer pairings with the launch of Tavistock’s Reserve Collection’s 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay. They both will feature Maryland style crab tots to enjoy with the wine. In case you’ve never tasted crab tots, they are crispy bite sized cakes made from morsels of fresh crab meat, bread crumbs and herbs served with an Artisan Aioli. You can order just one portion with a glass of Tavistock Reserve Chardonnay for$21, or share with friends, with a full bottle of wine for $84.
Café del Rey is located in Marina del Rey. For reservations or information call 310-823-6395, or visit www.cafedelreymarina.com.
The Napa Valley Grille is in the heart of Westwood Village. To book a table thre call 310-824-3322 or go on line to www.napavalleygrille.com.
Both are highly rated restaurant that cater to LA foodies, locals in their area (think UCLA students) and a sprinkling of tourists, especially in Marina del Rey.