READER by wuyunqing


									                        the winds
                         march and
                              april 2009

   Seared Skate with Mushroom Vinaigrette & Dried Corn Ragout
   Grilled Lamb Chops with Moroccan Garbanzo Bean Salad
           Braised Duck Leg with Figs, Rum and Lemon
             Winds Steak Frites with Maitre’d Butter
Olive Oil Poached Wild Striped Bass with Tangerine Vanilla Sauce
Portabello Charmoula with Vegetable Tangine & Apricot Vinaigrette

       Indian Nibble with Almond Sauce and Chutney
                 The Real Deal French Onion
           Whole Fresh Artichoke with Remoulade
                   Winds Charcuterie Plate
                   Salmon with Black Pasta
  Pork Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce with Warm Flour Tortillas
         Lima Beans and Mussels with Spanish Spices

lunch       Vegetable Pot Pie with Cheddar Crust
            Winds Steak Frites with Maitre’d Butter
                  Thank the Goddess Salad
                   Bye Bye Fidel Sandwich
                        Hangtown Fry
                      La Boqueria Stew

bistrodinners  available tuesday through thursday
       include quartino of wine, dessert, coffee or tea $26.
March 3-5         Jamaican Jerk Chicken
March 10-12       Ravioli with Domestic Shrimp “Scampi-Style”
March 17-19       Rani’s Guiness Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes
March 24-26       Mussels with Green Apple, Tarragon, Garlic & Cream
March 31-April 2 Wild Mushroom Stroganoff
April 7-9          Moroccan Lamb Stew
April 14-16        Persian Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Syrup
April 21-23       1st of the Season Asparagus & Spring Onion Crepes
April 28-30        No bistro – Provence Dinner
May 5-7            Grilled Fish with Romesco & Paella Rice

                        Spanish Dinner
                           March 24th
               Spanish Tortilla with Whiskey Sauce
                   Mackeral with Fabada Beans
   Grilled Sirloin with Cabrales Butter, Lamb Meatballs with
          Romesco and Cumin Scented Chicken Thigh
             Shot of Fresh Juice with Chopped Fruit
                         Spanish Cheeses
                          Creme Catalan
           55./person 65./person with wine pairings

                  Southern French Dinner
                       April 28th & 29th
                       Brandade Fritter
Baked Sardines with Breadcrumbs, Capers, Parsley, Garlic & Lemon
                         Truffled Duck
              White and Green Asparagus Salad
                        French Cheeses
          Baba au Rum with Fresh Strawberry Salad
          55./person 65./person with wine pairings

                                                                          guests (you’re the best, Lisa) or a vendor tells me to forget paying
                                                                          January’s bill because it was such an awful month and we’ve been
                                                                          such a good customer over the years (thanks a million, Cathy). These
                                                                          are the blessings and many more that happen in my world. I suspect
                                                                          these don’t happen in corporate restaurants. The months ahead will
                                                                          be tricky for everyone. We are well aware customers are eating out
                                                                          less often and that our business is considered a luxury. In the months
           Austrian Wine Tasting & Luncheon                               ahead when you do go out, please think about where your money
                   with David Schildknecht                                is going. Consider spending it at an independent restaurant that
               March 14th Saturday 12:00 pm                               sources local ingredients, invests in its community and cares about
     Join David Schildknecht for a very educational and                   its employees.
  insightful tasting of wines from Austria’s finest estates.

                                                                                   featured wines
 We will taste the latest releases from Alzinger, Nikolaihof,
   Schloss Gobelsburg and more and of course, Kim will
    provide a dazzling array of Austrian inspired dishes.
                      Cost is 40./person.

Wine & Small Plates Party to Benefit Culture Works                        Bodegas Volver 2005 Tempranillo 17.99- This delicious 100%
                                                                          Tempranillo from La Mancha will be just the wine to get you
              April 2nd Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm
                                                                          through those last few dreary Ohio nights. The lushly textured wine
 Culture Works is Greater Dayton’s United Arts Fund (UAF).                is full of dark cherry fruit with soft tannins, made for an American
Their mission is to provide funds and services to strengthen              palate. Think Napa Cabernet made with Tempranillo. You might
the arts & culture in the Miami Valley. Tickets for the event             consider watching the Spanish film Volver by Pedro Almodóvar
  can be reserved at 222-ARTS (2787), the Culture Works                   with this wine. It will make you feel a whole lot better about your
            Office. Funds raised will go into the                         own family dynamics.
                2009 Campaign for the Arts.
                                                                          Bodegas Ateca 2007 Atteca 18.99- Made from 100% Garnacha,
                    Spanish Wine Tasting                                  the winemaker’s notes says the wine is produced from vines
                     April 3rd Friday 7PM                                 ranging in age from 80-120 years. Black fruits abound...blackberry,
 We will taste a selection of red and white wines and also                boysenberry and black cherry. Prolonged licorice finish with hints of
                                                                          black pepper spiciness. The 2007 vintage has been rated by Tanzer
 a sherry or two. Kim will provide some delicious Spanish-
                                                                          91 points and Wine Spectator 90 points. What’s really important is
          inspired dishes from the Winds kitchen.                         I agree.
45./person. Call 937-767-9441 for reservations and information.           This is an incredible wine for the price.
                         Easter Brunch                                    Cellar Can Blau 2006 Monstant 17.99 -A blend of 40% Carinena,
               April 12th Sunday 10AM-2PM                                 40% Syrah, and 20% Garnacha, this inky wine could be considered
            Make your Easter Brunch reservations.                         a poor person’s Priorat.

     Dinner & Winetasting with Milla Handley                              La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry 500ml 14.99 -This is one of those
                                                                          wines that hold a lot of nostalgia for me. Whenever I drink La
               of Handley Cellars                                         Gitana I think of my friend Ethan. When I first moved to town in
                   April 17th Friday 7PM                                  the seventies, one of the first people I met was Ethan Thomas. Aside The cost is 55./person.                    from being incredibly handsome, he also was incredibly smart and
         Call 767-9441 for reservations and details.                      very, very funny. To this day, there is no one that can make me
                                                                          laugh until I beg for mercy the way Ethan can. I credit him with
                                                                          first lighting my “Spanish loving” spark. He had lived in Spain for
                      Austrian Weekend                                    a few years after high school and was very fluent in Spanish and
                  April 17th-18th 5-10PM                                  absolutely loved the food. At this point in my life the furthest I’d
   Featuring Austrian-inspired dishes and Austrian wines.                 ever been from home was Pennsylvania, I’d never flown in a plane
     At the Winds Café. Call 767-1144 for reservations.                   and I certainly had no idea there was such a thing as dry sherry you
                                                                          drank icy cold as you munched on salty almonds. It was (and still is)
                                                                          an epiphany.
           YSKP and Chamber Music Benefit
                     May 11th Monday                                      Lustau Moscatel Emilin 15.99 -A rich concentrated dessert wine
 The YS Kids Playhouse and Chamber Music Yellow Springs                   with the distinctive flavour of the Moscatel grape. Smooth and
 join together May 11th to host a benefit dinner, A Classic               mellow with a very clean aftertaste.
  Night in Monaco. The themed dinner blends YSKP’s 2009
   summer production of James Bond: A Price to Pay and                    Lafage 2006 Cote Sud Rouge 12.99
  CMYS’s focus for 2009-10: Children and Chamber Music.                   Lafage 2007 Cote Est Blanc 12.99
  Complete with themed drinks, upscale casino flair, door                 These two wines from Eric Solomon Selections will delight your
 prizes, and everything shaken, not stirred. Tickets are $55              budget and your palate. The Cote Sud Rouge is 60% Syrah, 30%
                                                                          Grenache Noir and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon with just a smidge
   per person and can be purchased by calling 767-2259.
                                                                          of oak aging to add a bit of fleshiness. The Cote Est Blanc is 60%
         For more information visit                         Grenache Blanc & Gris, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Marsanne. The
                                                                          wine is all stainless steel fermented and is deliciously zingy. Both
Luncheon and Winetasting with Ranier Lingenfelder                         wines satisfy a household niche...they’re under $15.00 and they
                 May 22nd Friday 11:30AM                                  make my French/Croatian partner swoon.
 Cost is 35/person. For reservations and more information
                     call 937-767-9441.                                   Domaine de Dragon 2006 Cuvee St. Michel 18.99
                                                                          A few years back this was one of my red wine staples. I always
                                                                          kept a bottle around because it goes with everything. It’s great
                                                                          with pizza, fabulous with macaroni and cheese and will make an

                                                                          ordinary roast chicken or steak dinner seem like an elegant feast.
                                                                          Black and purple fruits dominate and draw me back for more. It’s

                                                                          like an old love...familiar, I know it’s strengths and limitations. The
                                                                          wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah and 10%
                                                                          Grenache and offers one of the best red wine values around. But
                                                                          alas, I lost touch with this wine and hardly gave it another thought
                                                                          as I tried and became attached to others (I know, I’m kind of slutty
                                                                          that way).
Thankfully, spring is almost here. The blessing is twofold as the earth
warms, turns green and lush, I’m reminded how lucky I am to live in       Mas de Gourgonnier 2006 Les Baux de Provence 17.99
the greatest town on Earth. It’s easy to forget as KIm and I struggle     My love affair with this wine spans over a decade. The first time I
to keep the Titanic Winds Cafe dodging icebergs of broken garbage         saw the funny, squat shaped bottle, I had to give it a try. It’s been
disposals, snowy weekends and financially strapped customers. Just        love ever since. The 2006 is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon,
when you think you might sink, a long time employee offers to work        33% Carignane, 20% old-vine Grenache and 10% Syrah. It’s 100%
a day every pay period for free (bless your heart, Kathy) or an already   organic with oodles of flavor and that definite Provence vibe. Why,
great customer comes in 3 times during the weekend and brings             oh why, was I born in Southern Ohio instead of Southern France?

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