Terroir Tribeca | 24 Harrison St., NYC
Who doesn’t love a wine bar with a kitchen that serves up delicious bites, cheeses, meats, and sandwiches? We decided to stop in to Terroir Tribeca on a weeknight before a concert. Would we stay for just one glass of wine before moving on in search of dinner or would we find everything we needed here? It turns out that Terroir was exactly what were looking for.
I began with a tantalizing rosé, Fronton de Oro 2013. It was perfect for the day; refreshingly fruity up front that gives way to a dry finish. I paired it with some small plates:
The Marinated Olives were a generous and varied assortment.
The Saucy Mozzarella Balls were crispy and the perfect consistency. I enjoyed the fact that they were not piping hot and could be enjoyed immediately, and they were playfully pierced with toothpicks for easy pick up.
The Whipped Lardo Bruschetta at first glance resembles garlic toast. Once you bite into the toasted, crunchy outer, the bread gives way to a flavorful hint of melted pork fat.
It was decided, at this point, that we would stay for two more dishes to fill us up before the night’s entertainment. Another glass of wine couldn’t hurt, right?
I have a growing fascination with Greek wines and quickly became a fan of the Strofilia Agiorgitiko 2010; a medium bodied red with soft deep berry up front – and a zing of a finish!
The savory Veal and Ricotta Meatballs arrived nestled in a tangy sauce that just begged to be sopped up with bread, so an order of garlic toast was a must.
The showstopper of the evening was the Duck Ham Panini. It was a comforting combination of warm, crisp bread, delicate taleggio cheese and hen of the woods mushrooms, and succulent duck.
A final decision had to be made: one more glass of wine? Sure, why not!
The deliciously thick and fruit forward Mourvèdre 2011 from La Bastide Blanche would send me on my way, thoroughly satisfied and ready for my evening.
Next time, we may need to leave room for one of their Chocolate Budinos or House-Made Apple Cider Donuts!