We have long said that what is not on our wine list is as important as what is. So often the creation of a grand list involves covering enormous ground to ensure that all of the “important” bottles are present, sometimes forgetting the food and culture of a restaurant and the dining experience of the guest. Wine Director Cat Silirie’s wine list is edited to create a thoughtful collection that is scaled to the cuisine and aesthetic of Menton and that emanates a distinct point of view full of wonderful discoveries.
Along with ample representation of Cat’s beloved old world wines from France, Italy, and Austria, Menton’s list features a selection of beautiful American wines from small growers that Cat has long admired. Motifs include an extensive selection of brilliant small grower Champagnes and incredible vertical collections of Barolo, Barbera, and the Valtellina wines of Nebbiolo. Beyond France and Italy, guests will discover the Pinot Noirs of California’s Sonoma Coast and Austrian Grüner Veltliners and Rieslings. The list is composed of the most perfect, most representative of wines that pair beautifully with the food of Menton.