NoHo’s Bow & Truss brings the cheese…and the wine

May we have some cheese to go with that wine, please?

NoHo’s own Latin-inspired restaurant Bow & Truss will host a wine and cheese event series the first Monday of each month from August to November. Enough said, right? The pairing will consist of five, two-ounce pours of wine and five, half-ounce servings of gourmet cheeses for $25 (plus tax and gratuity). The event is first come, first served with limited seating. So make your reservation:

Starting next month, Andrew Steiner of Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica will provide the cheeses and provide notes on the wines as well.

Why do cheese and wine go so well together? We asked Bow & Truss.

Why does cheese go so well with wine?

A: Most of everybody’s favorite food pairs an astringent liquid or food, which causes the mouth to pucker up, with a fatty food . . . they oppose one another and create a balanced ‘mouthfeel’ – cheese is a perfect example with a high degree of fat content with amazing complex flavors.

Is there another food that goes well with wine? (we’ve heard chocolate)

A: Chocolate is the confectionery match to wine – the process of making chocolate is very similar to wine. Cocoa beans and grapes are fermented with same yeast.

Will you give us some tips on how to properly taste wine?

A: We’ll discuss sight – swirl – looking for flaws – aromas – taste evaluation balance/harmonies/complexities

Are there some quick wine etiquette rules we should follow so we don’t look like winos?

A: Clearly there aren’t any ‘rules’ other than to be respectful of each other & enjoy the event . . .

Bow and Truss wine and cheese event

WHEN: The first Monday of each month from August to November.
August 3 7:00pm
September 7 7:00pm
October 5 7:00pm
November 2 7:00pm

WHERE: Bow & Truss
11122 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-8787
Make your reservation:

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Lisa Bianconi
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