On Monday this week, I joined my friends Megan & Shonda for a wine dinner at Biga Italian Restaurant. It was a 4-course meal with wine pairings from the Benessere Vineyards for each. Unfortunately, the rep from the winery was delayed due to our amazing storms we’ve had all week, but he finally made it at the end. We didn’t get to hear about each wine with each course which would’ve been fun, but what are you going to do about the spring weather in Oklahoma?
The menu was something different from what I’d order under normal circumstances so it was nice to branch out a bit. The seafood salad was very good with a caper vinaigrette. The pasta had cauliflower mixed in which is a great way to incorporate a healthy aspect to your pasta dishes, as it takes on whatever flavor the sauce has and the texture is very similar to pasta. Even a non-cauliflower lover (Megan) liked it. The main dish was a braised lamb shank, which was a new one for me. I really enjoyed it though and would highly recommend it if it is available on Biga’s regular menu. Dessert wasn’t a highlight for me, so it didn’t get a pic and there’s not much I can say about it. It was okay, not great… I only had a couple bites.
The wine that was offered with each course was really tasty. I only got a pic of the first one, a Pinot Grigio, but the wine served with the pasta course was our favorite. I can’t find it on their website, but it was a nice blend and very affordable ($15 if I remember correctly). The zinfindel served with the lamb course was good, but not the best we’ve ever had.
All-in-all it was a great girl’s night and I’m definitely interested in doing it again whenever one is offered. The cost is $45 and you get the meal, plus all the wine you can drink. Not too shabby. It’d also be great for a date night!