Cru is a great new Redwood City, California wine bar, retail merchant and café created by Donato Scotti, the chef/owner of Donato Enoteca (Redwood City) and Desco (Oakland). For this new venture, Scotti has teamed up with Certified Sommelier and partner Eric Lecours and General Manager Jesus Ernesto Mendoza who previously worked with Charlie Trotter in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Artisan wines are available by the glass, bottle, case and for shipment is offered along with a European style café menu that includes Roman style pizza by the slice, croissants, snacks and specialty coffee from Gianni Frasi of Giamaica Caffè in Verona specifically imported for Cru. Check out the daily Aperitivi & Happy Hour from 3:00 to 6 p.m. The 50-seat dining room has a comfortable "rustic and modern" décor, a custom built metal structure over the bar reminiscent of train tracks; reclaimed redwood table tops, and wine display cabinets, and a 1961 Faema espresso machine.
Gratitude Gourmet visited Cru this week for dinner and enjoyed all the following selections. Pictures are Below.
. Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve
. Boquerones . Spanish White Anchovies
Pizza Al Taglio:
. Romana tomato anchovies pantelleria
. Verdure roasted vegetables basil and ricotta
. 2013 Turley California Zinfandel Old Vines
. 2013 Melville Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir Estate
. 2014 Hourglass Napa Valley Red HG III . Cabernet Merlot Petit Syrah California
. 2014 Feraud Brunel Rasteau grenache France
Cheese Plate included assorted cheeses including:
. Parmigiano Reggiano 36 months
. Manchego 12 months
. Bread Pudding Marsala and creme anglaise - so DELICIOUS!!!