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Oct 19, 2007 10:15 AM

Nu to Cru

So I've never been to Cru but we're going tonight for a special occassion and, while I am a moderately knowledgeable wine drinker, I'm rather daunted by the Tolstoy-esque wine list. My inclination is to go for one of their tasting menus and let them pair the wines since I'm assuming they're pretty good pairers, no?
Anybody have a point of view and any other helpful tips on enjoying Cru?

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  1. For what it's worth I am a BIG fan of tasting menus with recommended wine pairings. If it is a good restaurant, which Cru is, then who better to pair the wine with the food then the person who knows it best. Since you know something about wine talk to the sommelier about what they plan to pair with the courses you'll probably learn something (I know I always do).

    But, another option would be to go with maybe two half bottles if the courses would "click" with say a white and then a red. Even if you did this I would still ask for advice (unless a favorite wine of yours jumps out at you and it would pair well).

    1. The tasting with wine pairings at Cru is amazing, regardless of your level of wine knowledge. We go for anniversary each year and it's great every time. Enjoy!

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      1. re: JeremyEG

        Ditto Jeremy; tasting with wine pairings are the way to go and if there s somethign you especially like (wine or food) do not hesitate to tell them. They are extremely accomodating.