Five Finds on Friday: Benoit Pineau

by Charlottesville29

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On Fridays, we feature five finds from area chefs and personalities.  It’s Virginia Wine Month, and today’s picks come from Benoit Pineau, winemaker at the award-winning Pollak Vineyards.  On the evening of October 30, Pollak will host its last Final Friday of 2015, with live music by Hot Twang, Gourmet Grilled Cheese, and more. Pineau’s picks:

1)  Quiche Lorraine at MarieBette Café and Bakery. “It is delicious and the bakery’s style takes me back to France.”

2)  Taco Loco at La Michoacana Taqueria.  “Great value for a fresh, authentic taco with great seasoning choices.”

3) The Local Burger at The Local.  “Because sometimes I need my burger. It is a simple, very well prepared burger. Local organic beef topped with Swiss cheese, smoked bacon, and caramelized onions.”

4)  Melrose at Greenwood Gourmet.  “This is my favorite vegetarian sandwich. It’s a panini with portobello mushrooms and red onions with homemade pimento cheese and arugula.”

5)  Canard a la Peche at Restaurant Pomme.  “The mango salsa and peach sauce are a very good choice to pair with the duck breast. You can pair it with the wine of your choice, they have a great wine list!”