What can the shape of a wine bottle tell you about the wine you’re buying? Or when you’re cooking fish at home, how do you know when it’s done?
Follow Beau’s Grille on Facebook and Twitter, and get cooking and wine tips on everyday matters such as these — directly from Executive Chef Beau Schmidt and Restaurant Manager Paul Cincotta. Also find out what’s cooking each day at this award-winning restaurant at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn across from Summit Mall in Fairlawn.
A few samples of the insider tips you can expect from Beau and Paul:
This one from Beau, on when your fish is cooked just right: If I’m ever in doubt about this, I look in the thickest part of the fish. Unlike beef, you’re not letting out the juices by cutting into it. Personally, I like to take fish off the grill at the medium point, when it’s just done being transparent. Another good test is to take a fork to the top of the thick part and lightly twist. If the fish flakes, it’s done.
And this from Paul, on how to judge wine by the shape of a bottle: If you look at wine bottles themselves, their shapes will sometimes tell you the proper pairing. For example, bottles of Bordeaux have “shoulders,” while more delicate wines that could be sweeter are more sleek in their shape. If you look at various Chardonnays, you’ll notice the bottles don’t have shoulders. The shoulder is a more “masculine,” bolder look – and that’s generally what kind of wine is in those bottles. Sleeker bottles display a more “feminine” look, and the wines associated with them are typically a little more light and delicate.
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Beau’s Grille is located at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St. across from Summit Mall. Reservations are suggested and may be made by calling (330) 867-5218 or visiting www.beausgrille.com. The website also provides information on specific hours of operation, complete menu selections, private dining and gift certificates