Brunch. It’s a ubiquitous weekend treat. But the tradition gets even sweeter when a restaurant that doesn’t normally serve brunch gets in on the fun.
The other day we stopped by the Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired restaurant, Amilinda, 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., to hear from Orry León about why everyone should try sherry this summer.
You may think that sherry is only used for cooking, but León is here to prove otherwise. It’s actually a delicious drink that’s high in alcohol content and ranges in levels of sweetness. From fino to cream sherry, head to Amilinda to grab a glass and have a chat with León.
Happy hour is Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Check out the video below for the live tasting.
Orry León, co-owner of the Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired restaurant Amilinda downtown, said half of the wine drinkers at Amilinda love Spanish wines and are thrilled they’re on Amilinda’s menu, while the others are completely unfamiliar with them.
That’s where servers step in to ask, “What do you usually drink?” Then they can suggest a Spanish wine that will appeal to diners.
But what León really likes is when customers try the wine that’s their server’s favorite — which varies from server to server.
“It’s just like when you’re traveling,” he said. “You go to the bartender and ask, ‘What’s good here?’ ”
It’s not the restaurant trying to sell a more expensive bottle, he said, it’s just helping the customer try something new. “We enjoy it; we want you to enjoy it,” he said.
Amilinda carries at least 30 types of Spanish wines, on a list of up to 55 bottles (the rest are Portuguese). Any bottle is available by the glass, thanks to the Coravin.
“Before you buy that $100 bottle of wine, I can give you a taste,” León said.
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