One of our favorite places to eat at in the Metro East is a place called The Wine Tap. It's a cute little restaurant with plenty of al fresco dining, flatbread pizzas (among other things), and a fantastic wine selection. They often hold wine tastings from local vineyards, but they decided to do a vodka tasting with the makers of Purus Vodka. I had never heard of them before (they're kind of new), so we thought...why not? First up: the food of The Wine Tap.
We started off with an appetizer of Foccacia Bread and Olive oil. They cook the broad over an open flame, and pair it with EVOO and spices. It's really amazing. I could get this every time we go (and I usually do). We also got one of my favorite flatbreads, called "The Rob," which has sausage, bacon, and mozzarella. It is superb. Seriously. The bacon is so smoky and tasty, and the sausage has just enough kick to make it super tasty. As you can see from the picture below, we dug in before I remembered to take a picture. Whoops!
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|The Rob: A little slice of heaven in your mouth.|
The second one was infused with peppers. This really wasn't something I was interested in, but Joel really liked it. They said that it would go well with Bloody Mary's, and while others ordered one that way (and seemed to enjoy it), I'm not much of a fan. Moving on.
The last tasting was infused with skittles. Yes, you read that right. Skittles. It was a little too sweet for my taste, but I think if you put it in some kind of juice that it would really flavor it up.
It really was a fun event to go to. Drinking straight vodka is no joke, though, so make sure if you go that you have a sober companion to drive everyone back. Although we didn't buy any of the vodka, we found out that a couple of our favorite St. Louis eateries carry it, and we wouldn't mind adding it to our menu when we're out.