The only thing better than a good glass of wine, is a meal paired with good glass of wine.

At Foxcroft we make an effort to select food-friendly wines in a variety of styles and at a variety of price-points. And with a selection of 40+ wines by the glass and a list of thousands of wine by the bottle to choose from, we know you’ll find something you love to pair with your dinner.

But in case you need some suggestions, here are a few of our favorite dishes from the current Foxcroft menu with recommended wine pairings.

Roasted Oysters

Roasted East-coast oysters with horseradish butter, celery, lemon

Wine pairing suggestion: Try our Torres Albariño or White Saumur (Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley) with these roasted oysters. These fresh, lush and high acid whites have the acidity to pair perfectly with the saline qualities of the oysters yet also have enough weight to hold up to the richer roasted flavors.

Roasted Mushroom Flatbread

Wine pairing suggestion: Roasted mushroom flatbread with caramelized onions, mozzarella, parmesan and arugula

Wine pairing- Try our Bourgogne Rouge or Cote du Rhone (both by the glass) with our roasted mushroom flatbread. Both of these affordable French wines are light bodied with some red fruit and earthy flavors that meld well with the mushrooms and parmesan on this flatbread.

House Burger

Ground hanger steak burger with grilled onions, pea shoots, tomato and truffle aioli (with choice of either cheddar or bleu cheese). Yeah.. it is as good as it sounds!

Wine pairing suggestion:  We think a Beaujolais or a Cote du Rhone is the perfect type of wine to go with a burger. Light bodied red wines with some brightness and acidity are perfect for cutting through the fat of this dish and therefore enhancing the flavors. We’ve always got one of these by the glass.

Grilled Chicken (Signature Dish)

Herb-marinated breast over a tomato andouille succotash alongside a frisée & fennel salad with a mustard vinaigrette

Wine Pairing suggestion: We like our Rinaldi Barbera or other light-medium bodied Italian red with brightness and good acidity to pair with the andouille and tomato flavors in this dish. We currently have a delicious barbera by the glass at both SouthPark and Dilworth.

Braised Beef Short-Ribs

Our braised beef short ribs are slow cooked and served over hand-made ricotta gnocchi, mushrooms, parmesan and tomato sauce and topped with fresh herbs.

Wine Pairing suggestion: Our Avignonese Montepulciano (offered by the bottle) would be a perfect pairing for this dish. This Montepulciano has enough backbone, weight and alcohol to hold up to a richer savory dish like our braised beef shortribs. The Sangiovese’s acidity also helps cut through the richness and perfectly complement the flavors.

 

Have you been into Foxcroft for dinner recently? If so, what did you eat and drink? Was there a particular wine your server helped you select that you ended up loving, or a certain food and wine pairing that surprised you?

We’d love to hear about your experiences!