When was the last time you heard about The Pink Door?

Besides the produce driven (mostly organic) seasonal menu, and the daily crowds that partake of it; take a glance at its wine list and you have something to talk about. Ever since owner Roberts decided that healthy eating was a priority in her own life, her focus on her wine program has been to highlight her 150 bottle wine list with grapes that were grown organically or bio-dynamically and produced with minimum manipulation.

Over the years, the gently priced mostly Italian list has morphed into a careful selection of small AVA’s in America ranging from the Finger Lakes area of New York (where Roberts grew up) to pockets of California all the way up the coast to Washington.

“My wine program would be 100% sustainable and/or organic except that Washington state trails behind Oregon and California in its pesticide free viticulture practices.” Roberts says, “Supporting Washington Wines is a priority for me because pairing regional foods with regional wines is an important part of my food philosophy.”

“An example of this is our pink peppercorn steak from Double R Ranch paired with the delicious 2010 Cab-Syrah blend from Washington’s Gordon Estate which used to be organic but is now sustainably farmed. BUT our emphasis remains organic and biodynamic Italian Wines ranging from the quirky Sicilian Estate Occhipinti SP68 Bianco to the Tuscan Querciabella Turpino, a Cab franc / Syrah blend. They are both still proudly made in the old world style and that’s what I look for,” Roberts said.

About The Pink Door

In 1981, a whimsically inclined twenty-something Italian American ingénue put her creative hooks and inspiration from travels abroad into a surreal cellar of a space that became equal parts Bohemian loft, Trattoria, and Pigalle cabaret. “La Padrona” Jacquelina Di Roberto, wasted no time filling the space with nuances, a seasonally changing menu of hearty, honest Italian food and wine, spirited service, and eccentric alluring entertainment. Some thirty years later, The Pink Door (http://www.thepinkdoor.net) remains a Seattle favorite with a fresh, constantly changing seasonal menu and eclectic nightly entertainment. Find The Pink Door on Twitter: @PinkDoorSeattle and Facebook: PinkDoorSeattle.

photo credit to Pink Door

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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