Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: THE COSTANERA EXPERIENCE 2014 PT II!!!
Location: Montclair, NJ
Last visit to this establishment had me completely impressed and excited to eat. This time around was no exception and we managed to bring several more friends along to experience what dining is like at Costanera.
After toasting with wine and tequila we ordered our respective dishes for the night.
Anticucho (Beef Heart), Quinoa crusted Chicharon de Pescado (Fried Catfish)
The Seafood Ceviche
Maduros (Fried Plaintain)
Bronzed Whole Fish
Steak & Eggs, Maduros, & Rice & Peas
Tres Leches soaked cake
Once again Costanera took care of us and as last time the place was packed. Our food was expertly prepared and almost nothing that we ordered remained on their respective plates except for some of the Bronzed Whole Fish which one of our friends took home in a doggy bag. 😛
5 out 5 Dinner Plates yet again goes to Costanera Peruana Restaurant. It’s official Costanera is one of our favorite Restaurants to visit when dining out. Definitely worth every dollar spent. Pay Costanera a visit, believe us you won’t regret it! Till next food experience. This has been Costanera Peruana Restaurant Experience 2014!!! Pt.II by THEJNSREPORT.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S:Vino…The Wine List RIESLING
In the last wine list report, I sampled Joseph Handler’s Sweet Red Wine. This time around I sample the Joseph Handler Riesling
I’m definitely feeling the blue bottle
Riesling sits alone
For me Riesling is what I thought Pinot Grigio would taste like when I first had white wines. I was disappointed because I thought Pinot’s were sweet white wines. In my experience I find them to be just slightly less dry than Chardonnay. After reading the description on back I poured myself a glass.
A sublime glass full of sweet Riesling. Thanks Trader Joe’s.
Generally speaking, I believe that a good glass of wine has a great smell to it or “bouquet”, is easy on the palate, and is more on the sweet side than the dry side. I know that drinking this particular Riesling is absolutely fun and worth it’s price point. How can you argue with a wine that costs about $8 a bottle, can be paired with pretty much whatever you’re eating and/or can be enjoyed alone on its own?
The glass is definitely half full
I tend to think at moments like this when the glass is half full something should be done… it should be filled back up. Ultimately this is a light and good tasting Riesling from Joseph Handler. Especially now that the weather is starting to cooperate for the Spring 2013 there’s nothing like a cold glass of wine to just sip and pass the time with, whether out and about with friends or an evening in at home. Buy this wine you won’t regret it. Pros: It goes down smooth, best served cold, and price point is perfect for an inexpensive bottle of wine. Cons: It sucks when the bottle is finished. 😀 Till next time this has been another Vino Wine List: Riesling Edition by THEJNSREPORT.