Menu Update 9/19/2014

Small Plates & Wine Pairings
mixed greens salad
green and red leaf lettuce | peach raspberry vinaigrette | gala apples | red curry cashews | basil chevre | 7.95

Quinta do Cabriz   Portuguese Blend   Dão, Portugal    7.00

four grapes you have most likely never heard about.  unlike vinho verde this is a vinho branco.  i just tasted this again to remind me…this stuff is easy and delicious. i can’t stop tasting this…oh noooooooooo!

 

 

grilled baby octopus
confit fingerling potatoes | piquillo peppers | basil | fennel-rosemary vinaigrette | baguette | 7.95

Benaza   Godello  Verin, Spain   8.00

Grown in a region just north of portugal, you really get the maritime influence on this wine. clean salty minerality, with round floral notes and a long finish.

 

 

pan-seared mahi mahi

soba noodles | oyster sauce | almond butter | pickled edamame | pickled daikon | grilled plum | sesame mascarpone | 10.95

 

Tegernseerhof  Riesling  Wachau, Austria   9.00

Crisp and clean with light fruit.  A touch of diesel, and a pleasant richness.  If I didn’t tell you, might not know it’s Riesling.

 

 

beer braised pork shoulder
pear-napa cabbage white kimchi | soy-cherry bbq | pea shoots | toasted pecans | 10.95

 

Foggy Ridge Cider   First Fruit     Dugspur, VA   8.00

these guys were just named by the new york times as the best cider in the country. this doesn’t get as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe. in fact, I’m getting some pretty tart acid at the finish.

 

 

flatbread
grilled cabbage | tomato | piquillo pepper | fontina | chipotle aioli | red onion | cilantro | 8.95

Coppaia Toscana   Tuscany, Italy   7.00

Classic medium bodied italian red.  Bold and bright with a hint of green pepper spiciness.  This reminds me of wearing a sweater on a crisp fall day with bright sunshine, a cool breeze, and a bonfire off in the distance.

 

 

six plates cheese plate
sliced apple | honey | fruit compote | mixed nuts | crostini | 11.95

Elements Cabernet Sauvignon Blend  Sonoma, CA   8.50

This is something really cool coming from Cali. To me, this wine has more in common with Rioja or Super Tuscans than typical cabernet blends. Only a touch of new oak with lots of subtle fruit and earthiness.

 

firsthand foods beef sliders OR house made black bean sliders habañero cheddar | house made pepper jelly | cucumber … 8.95
truffle frites – truffle oil | house made ketchup | parmesan … 6.95
sweet potato arancini with smoked gouda … 5.95

six plates lamby joes … 8.95
olive plate … 3.95


blue cheese cheesecake
fig sorbet | rosé poached pears | walnuts | 5.95
Q. do Infantado  10 Year Tawny Port  Douro, Portugal   10.00

Chocolate.  Cinnamon.  Some dark red fruit, a little nuttiness, and notes of caramel.  Light to medium bodied, with bright acidity to balance the sweetness.

 

 

flight of local yogurt and house made sorbet - choose a total of three flavors | ask for flavor choices |  3.95

chocolate truffles – blackberry lavender | pink peppercorn and sea salt | popping truffle <3 | $2 per piece

toasted honey white chocolate marshmallow | $1.50 per piece

some of our local partners (every ingredient italicized on our menu is local):

 

four leaf farm | greens | rougemont

elodie farms | goat cheese | greens | rougemont

everlaughter farm | greens | produce | hillsborough
thomsonranch | produce | durham

melvin’s gardens | eggs | produce | rocky ford

rainbow farms | lamb | chorizo | poulet rouge | snow hill
mattie b’s public house | flatbread dough | durham

firsthand foods | sausage and beef | durham

counter culture | coffee | durham

 

 

Six Plates Wine Bar      2812 Erwin Rd Ste 104 Durham, NC 27705        919-321-0203        www.sixplates.com