Syrah does Zin?

Josh Silvers of Syrah Bistro in Santa Rosa is Wine Spectator’s “Zinfandel” issue cover-boy (actually, it’s his rack of lamb, but he makes several appearances inside) for the upcoming June 30 issue. Wait, what?

zin.jpgNever one to be too constrained by labels, Josh got tapped by writer Harvey Steinman to create a zinfandel-friendly menu for readers that includes a salad of grilled squid with warm potato, arugula and chorizo; a sumac and zin-marinated rack of lamb and blueberry compote with buttermilk ice cream. Each course gets paired with lusty sips from the likes of Pedroncelli, Quivira, Seghesio and Sapphire Hill (among others).

But why Syrah on Zin? They’re both big, lush, daring wines that go well with food. Kind of like Josh. Says Steinman, “Silvers’ cooking style fits easily with the rustic, energetic flavors of the wine, favoring as he does local ingredients and direct preparations.”

BTW: For those wondering about Silvers’ new restaurant, Jackson’s — August is the new hoped-for opening date. These things take time, but BiteClubbers will be the first to know.


3 thoughts on “Syrah does Zin?

  1. Please, post about food or restaurants. Not morbid gossip. Have some respect, or go hang out on the PD page and add your comments there. I think anyone else who read your original post was extremely pleased that it was deleted. It was rude and disrespectful, especially if you have ever met the Silvers or anyone who has worked at Syrah.

  2. A corrected report was published by the Press Democrat in Chris Smith’s column. Mark McLean died from a stroke NOT from alcohol or drugs. There were no drugs in his system whatsoever. It was a tragedy and a huge loss. Now we all would really like to move on and remember this wonderful young man for light that he brought to our lives in the short time he was here.
    Thank you for that response BiteClub
    Regina Silvers (Syrah Bistro)

  3. I’m not sure if you’re asking or telling us. It’s a tragedy and let’s leave it at that.

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