Ah, February

There’s rarely a dull moment when running a restaurant in Delaware in February! It’s one of those months when a crystal ball would come in handy.  And a foolproof way to predict the weather wouldn’t hurt, either. One minute the restaurant is booked solid – then a forecast of snow and ice pops up, and bam, you’re serving a few dozen of your heartiest friends…. [Read More]

Vote for us for Reader’s Choice Awards!

Exercise your right to vote! Vote for us for this year’s Reader’s Choice Awards in the categories of “Best Wine Bar” and “Best New American Fare.”  It’s easy!  Just go to http://delaware.cityvoter.com/domaine-hudson-wine-bar-and-eatery/biz/682630 and vote!  Don’t put it off!= —  VOTE NOW! (please).  Voting ends Sunday, August 31. And, thank you for your support.

Wine Wednesday: 2007 Hesperian Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley

Hesperian produces small-lot Cabernet Sauvignons from several appellations throughout Napa, including Spring Mountain and Rutherford. This is a terroir-driven wine, which means the winemaker wants to showcase where the grapes come from in each bottle. Be sure to decant this wine before drinking because of the characteristic thick layer of sediment that sits on the neck of the bottle. Lots of dark fruit on the… [Read More]

Wine Wednesday

Amarone! This week we are featuring a by-the-glass special on 2009 Azienda Agricola La Giaretta Amarone della Valpolicella. Amarone translates as “The Great Bitter,” and Valpolicella translates as “the valley of many cellars.”  Amarone is classically made with three varietals — Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinare.  Traditionally, amarone is made by harvesting the grapes at peak ripeness, and laying them down on straw mats in temperature-controlled… [Read More]

It’s that time again

Wine Wednesday! Are you a cab drinker who shuns merlot? Well, don’t do that! Cab drinkers also may enjoy the 2011 Shafer Merlot from Napa Valley It is 75% merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a little bit of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Shafer can get away with calling it merlot, because according to California wine laws, if a wine is labeled by a varietal, only… [Read More]

Winner of Wine Spectator 2014 Restaurant Awards!

We are so honored to be chosen as a recipient of Wine Spectator’s 2014 Restaurant Awards! We are among only 3700 Restaurant Award recipients in the entire world! This is a major accomplishment, and we thank everyone here at Domaine Hudson who contributed to our being chosen. Congratulations to the other Delaware restaurants who also received this award: Abbott’s Grill, Milford; Caffe Gelato , Newark; The… [Read More]

Wine WEDNESDAY!

Wine Wednesday! 2010 Domaine Andre Bonhomme Vire Clesse from Burgundy, France. Vire Clesse, established in 1999, is a relatively new appellation in southern Burgundy’s Macconais region. According to the appellation laws, only extremely dry white wines (as low as 3g/Liter residual sugar) are permitted in Vire Clesse. This Vire Clesse from Andre Bonhomme is produced from old vines (appox 90 years old) and matured in… [Read More]

You love us, you really love us!

With the Emmys approaching, we couldn’t help but paraphrase Sally Fields’ classic line for our headline. But that’s how we felt when we read this review on TripAdvisor.com: “Had a most enjoyable meal with my hubby here. The food was excellent. I had the Blackened Beets and the Sweet Corn Agnolotti. My husband had the small portion of the scallops. It is nice to have… [Read More]

Sparkling wines by the glass

It can be hard to find restaurants that serve sparkling wines by the glass because of the rapid dissipation of the bubbles after opening. We’ve recently added a new champagne preservation system that is a little bit of a miracle! It retains the taste and the bubbly for far longer. That’s why we now offer three bubblies by the glass: a Loire Valley Cabernet Franc,… [Read More]

June 28 Chef’s Table Menu and Wine Pairing

Take a look at the menu and pairings for the June 28 Chef’s Table. Please call the restaurant to reserve. 302.655.9463 Amuse Heirloom tomato Compressed melon, sorrel, sunflower seed granola, buttermilk 2011 Château de Bois-Brinçon Anjou de Grès, Loire Valley, France Spanish Octopus Carpaccio Bone marrow, red chili, orange, taro 2013 Steele Wines Cabernet Franc Rose, Lake County, California Smoked Halibut Porcini mushrooms, roasted chicken… [Read More]