The brick and steel design of Yuzu Sushi + Robata Grill interior juxtaposes the sensual spirals of sauce and vibrant ingredients that make up each ceramic plate, a canvas that displays each work of art. Choosing the perfect wine to accompany such a feast is no small task, but Rachael Lowe, wine director at the prestigious Spiaggia restaurant, is up to the challenge. Armed with two bottles, she joins host Leiti Hsu and Potae Kabounram, PR director for his family’s Chicago restaurant, to see if her picks can complement the rich notes without overpowering the more subtle tastes.
Success comes in the form of tiny bubbles as the effervescent Reserve de Sours Rose lightens the rice base of the sushi and the crisp acid of the Domaine des Justice that cuts through the succulent meat dishes in a way that reveals the complex flavors. The Industrial Era may be over, but Yuzu Sushi + Robata Grill and the Boudreaux wine region prove that innovations are still being made today. Click below to join the revolution.