Wine and Dine Your Way! A Guide to Local BYOB Gems and Wines to Match
On the heels of our local food critic Hanna Raskin's top picks for BYOB'ing in Charleston, we have decided to highlight a few of Monarch'sfavorite restaurants in town that allow you to bring your own wine.
A boon for wine lovers! Now you can have your cake and eat it too! These BYO friendly spots give us the opportunity to eat their delicious food and drink exactly what we want along side of it. All the while saving some cash by avoiding those steep restaurant mark-ups!
Check out our finds below. We've paired a couple of wines we feel compliment each restaurant's cuisine perfectly. Mix and match any two and receive 10% off. Cheers to the sunnier weekend ahead and wine-ing and dining on your terms!
First up: Euro Foods Bakery & Cafe. Less than a year old, this quaint café features classic Eastern European cuisine as well as deli-style take-out and a small market. Think fresh pierogies, sausages and salads. A soulful and heartwarming experience with no corkage fee! Located at 1664 Old Towne Road in West Ashley.
Gustavshof 'Orange' 2016 $29.99
German skin-contact Chardonnay! An all-around singular wine that is the perfect match for the mirage of flavors and dishes of an eclectic menu. Deeply concentrated fruit, rich texture and a mineral backbone make this wine an unexpected and beautiful accompaniment to more decadent and herbaceous cuisine!
Matthias Warnung 'Basis' 2018 $29.99
Up and coming Austrian wine producer, Warnung focuses on biodynamics. This Austrian Zweigelt is packed with tart red berries, a touch of spice and fresh acidity. Light, zippy and lively with a faint effervescence. A juicy, palate cleansing red that will cut through rich, creamy Pierogies and the like.
Kanpai in Mount Pleasant is an absolute must for sushi lovers! Hands-down the best Japanese joint in town. Located in Mount pleasant, they are strictly BYOB and charge $5 per person as a small fee for bringing in your own booze. Super fun and always super fresh!
Vinícola Taro 'Frías' 2018 $39.99
Pablo Matallana always blows us away with his stunning Canary Island wines. This round and racy Listán Blanco from a high elevation site reminds us of the beauty of his wines. Flinty aromas play through to the palate which is bright, mineral driven and electric. This salty, tropical wine is a dream with any fresh seafood dish.
La Cave des Nomades 'Le Hibou Coyote' 2018 $44.99
A serious wine with a fun label from a young, hip winemaker new to the scene in Roussillon. A semi-carbonic blend of Grenache, Merlot and Mourvèdre. Brambly dark fruits and garrigue explode over your tastebuds while retaining a light, youthful character. The floral notes bring out the delicate flavor of wasabi.
Golden Garden has become our favorite Chinese joint in Charleston! From super traditional Szechuan dishes to fried rice and everything in between. Tip: order off-menu or chef's special items for a truly authentic experience! Located in Mount Pleasant off of South Shelmore Blvd, it is the quintessential spot for Chinese in CHS.
Bichi, Rosé, Carignan 2018 $33.99
Bichi is back and better than ever! Juicy, ripe strawberries dominate the flavor palate balanced by delicate floral aromas and bright acidity. Nothing goes better with a mouthful of spicy Mapo Dofu than a Mexican rosé with a hint of residual sugar to cut through that Szechuan heat.
Domaine du Closel 'Rosalia' 2018 $24.99
This unique Cabernet Sauvignon from the Loire Valley bursts with juicy, stewed dark fruits, herbs and a fresh, mineral structure. With notes of green pepper and hoisen balancing the black cherry and cassis, this bottle is irresistible alongside traditional Chinese fare.
SAVE 10% on ANY TWO BOTTLES!
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