Here is an example of another restaurant that named the business after a wine. Le Bordeaux replaced one of my favorite restaurants, and I think that they tried to emulate the former establishment. They had good food and service, but they could not capture the sparkle of the last business, which was a shame.
They listed the restaurant as having French and Italian cuisine, though I always felt that it was more of a flavoring of the cuisines, than actual dishes of classic interpretation. There are not a lot of restaurants that can do French cuisine properly, and if they do, that is there sole concentration, which as far as I am concerned is how it should be.
One of the main reasons that we went there, was because they had dancing with a little lounge combo. There is something about a dance floor and live music that can be just as strong of an aphrodisiac as great food to us. When you can dance, the entire evening improves as far as we are concerned, and we are no Fred and Ginger, though we try.
The wine list was not as well thought out as the prior restaurant, so we would go and enjoy some good wines, as opposed to great wines. This was also fine as it helped our wallet. One of the wines that I had saved from our trips to Le Bordeaux was Domaine De La Morderee from the Cotes du Rhone district. This is always a go-to wine, as I have found that the wine always delivers, without having to worry about the vintner, negociants, or for that matter, I usually don’t even worry about the vintage year from this area.