Sipping with the Sommelier – Elias Hristou

In the weeks leading up Arizona Restaurant Week, which takes place from September 19-28 and is considered is the most edible time of the year as it gives local, regional and national meals lovers the opportunity to delight in a prix-fixe dinner for $33 or $44 per individual at venues across the Valley, the Scottsdale Wine Examiner is publishing a collection of “Sipping along with the Sommelier and Friends” columns focused specifically on the sommeliers, bar mangers and mixology masters from bistros that will certainly be tasting at the event. We pull spine the curtains and share along with you the meals and drink secrets that make them among the tastiest in the Valley…

This week – we are pleased to have actually Elias Hristou from The Greene Home along with us.

Elias – exactly how did you grab your start?

I got my begin at an early age functioning at my father’s restaurant. By the time I finished higher school I had held almost every placement at the restaurant the two in the kitchen and eating room. In college I decided to explore some others fields and found them to be unfulfilling. I found an opportunity to grab spine in to the hospitality industry as a manger at one of my friend’s bistros while taking a break from college – and I haven’t looked back.

How does the menu job along with the wine – do you have actually a general list? Pairing suggestions?

Our menu at The Greene Home is easy and straightforward. Fresh ingredients, made-to-order dishes that deliver incredible flavor. Our wine list features small production wines from California and international to complement our menu. We display over 40 bottles in our reserve list, which is built to be approachable and offer wonderful value for the quality the wines deliver. Our by the glass choices are equally as diverse and offer some wonderful wines that are handpicked by our Corporate Sommelier Regan Jasper.

What is your personal beloved food/wine pairing at your venue?

My beloved pairing at The Greene Home is the Seared Scallops paired along with our Y Rousseau “Milady” Chardonnay from Mt. Veeder Napa Valley, Calif. The scallops are pan seared and served along with caramelized snap peas, cauliflower and an orange truffle emulsion. The Milady Chardonnay complements this dish well along with its balanced acidity and rich texture.

Tell us regarding any sort of beloved wine events here in town:

Restaurant wine dinners are my very first choice as soon as it concerns wine events. These events showcase the chef and sommelier skill and actually reveal you their creativity and passion. However really, exactly how could any sort of event that offers an opportunity to drink wonderful wines and consume wonderful meals not be a favorite.

Tell us regarding your beloved winery experience – in Arizona or not:

Last October my fiancé and I went to Napa Valley and toured some wineries. It happened that Crush was happening throughout that time a few weeks earlier compared to usual. We had some incredible opportunities to see every one of the action at Ladera and Biale wineries. The highlight of the quest was as soon as we were visiting Corison winery and we got to take portion in the sorting table and fulfill the winemaker and the staff. She put us to job and we loved every second of it. We chance that we can easily make this an annual trip!

What will certainly you be serving at ARW this year?

This year we will certainly be serving a few of our favorites from our menu. For appetizers we will certainly be serving the warm brie, wedge salad, and our Greene Home salad to name a few. For entrees we will certainly be serving our half chicken along with creamed corn and tomato jam, bacon–wrapped tenderloin along with horseradish potato, Atlantic salmon along with beets, fingerling potato and sherry jus, mealtoaf along with whipped potato, and our Home earned fresh pasta along with shrimp. For dessert we have actually our Bars of Sin and our pineapple rum cake.

Where can easily readers learn a lot more regarding your venue?

Our website is where you can easily discover menus, hours and upcoming events.

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