Best of Delaware 2010
You told us your favorites. We have a few of our own. Herein, the great big list of winners.
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Best Wine List
(TIE) READERS, UPSTATE | Caffé Gelato
90 E. Main St., Newark, 738-5811
AND READERS, UPSTATE | The Stone Balloon Wine House
115 E. Main St., Newark, 266-8111
READERS, DOWNSTATE | The Buttery
102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755
CRITICS, UPSTATE | Domaine Hudson
1314 Washington St., Wilmington, 655-9463
From Robert Mondavi Chardonnay to Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, there simply isn’t a bad wine among the 400 bottles at Domaine Hudson. Owner Tom Hudson’s staff has the knowledge to recommend a new favorite, and they’re not stuffy. The new addition of chef Abde Dahrouch and his melding of French, Mediterranean and Moroccan flavors give diners new reason to seek out wine pairings.
CRITICS, DOWNSTATE | Eden
23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3330
Eden stands out because of its diverse list. Chardonnays include Acacia Winery Lake Vineyard, Jordan Russian River Valley (2006) and classic Pouilly Fuisse Louis Latour France (2007). Selections of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, white varietals and reds are equally extensive. Pinot Noirs include Dierberg Santa Maria Valley (2006) and Three Saints Santa Maria Valley (2007). Want to impress a date? Try a four-course wine dinner.