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The concept behind Brix Nouveau is giving people a chance to learn about wine. People who know wine can order by the bottle or by the glass, but if you don't know wine, the staff is very helpful, and you can order tasting groups called fights. The flights are groups of wines designed to give you a chance to develop your own tastes, and try things you might not have experimented with on your own. I believe the idea is that the flight offerings are constantly evolving, so that you can really explore the wine list. (Twist my arm.) This weekend the options included a sparkling wine flight, which made me really excited.
Where there is wine, there is also cheese, and I love how Brix Nouveau sets this up. They have an amazing list of meats, cheeses, and accompaniments, and you can pick what size tray you want, and each item on the tray. We're talking everything from dark chocolate wafers & fresh honeycomb, to dried meats & aged cheeses.
They also use oil and vinegar from Olive, an olive oil and balsamic tasting room on the north shore. Oh my goodness, this was amazing and deserving of it's own picture. Raspberry Balsamic ohmygoodness.
The atmosphere is elegant, but relaxed. It's a place I felt comfortable with friends after a casual trip to the market, but would also be well suited for a nice date.
Looking at the Brix Nouveau website and Facebook page, the theme of wine education is played out in a Wednesday night 'Wine 101 Tasting.' It's priced at $20, and the discussion is geared towards beginners who want to know more. The wines are rotated every two weeks, and I think this is a great (and affordable) way to learn about wine.
Our server also mentioned that the North Shore Block Party is this weekend, and the First Annual Progressive Dinner is tonight! It will start at Heaven and Ale across the street, and end at Brix Nouveau. The cost is $50 (including tax) and "covers food at all restaurants involved – Heaven and Ale, Foodworks, Sushi Nabe, Gigi’s, Milk and Honey, and Brix Nouveau." You can travel at your own pace, and pick up tickets today at Heaven and Ale. All I can say is yum, and yes please.
Edit 8/19/13: Robin Dance at Pensieve.me has just started a "Love Where You Live" linkup, and the first topic is favorite restaurants. Brix Nouveau is a perfect fit for this list, with Sushi Nabe, Sweet Basil, Typhoon of Tokyo, The Terminal, Alleia, and Foodworks brunch also deserving of some love! For more of my favorite places to eat in Chattanooga click on the #CHAeats tag.
301 Cherokee Blvd,
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 488- 2926
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm *
*Sundays featuring 25% of all wine bottles and live entertainment
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