There is a wine bar in every town along the Peninsula, not to mention dozens in San Francisco proper. In this land of vino, you needn't go far for local or international libations.
Steps from the main drag of Burlingame Avenue (aka Bgame Ave to locals), Nectar is a world punctuated with classy decor and a hip ambience. When the weather is nice, the front of the restaurant opens up and spills onto the sidewalk. Come for dinner and select from a list of small or large plates that has recently had a few additions.
Food is delicious, but lately NH and I enjoy stopping in before dinner for a glass or flight. This evening I selected a new addition to the special flights menu: the South America flight.
I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious Chardonnay, an unoaked wine with a pleasant fruit flavor. I have a strong aversion to California 'oaked' Chardonnay. I seem to have better luck with foreign-made Chardonnay that hasn't been contaminated by oak. :-)
I had never heard of Tannat, my second taste from Uruguay. I hoped it would be a red wine and it was!
It was no surprise that my favorite was the Argentinian Malbec. I have yet to try a Malbec I didn't like.
NH selected a single glass of Syrah, from the Rhone region of France.
There is a second location in the Marina district of San Francisco for those in the city; it offers a different food menu with more small plates. Whether you seek the beginning of an evening out or the full experience, Nectar Wine Lounge is a favorite spot on a warm Saturday evening.
3330 Steiner Street, San Francisco
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