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Food experts say that pairing certain foods and drinks together enhances the flavors of your meal. The goal of pairing food and drinks is to either match or contrast the flavors and with our extensive menu of unique flavor combinations, you might just find a new favorite pairing for yourself! Here are 5 food and drink pairings you should try at our restaurant in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Duet of Beef and Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the food and drink pairings recommended by our chefs at The Greenbrier is our duet of beef and a cabernet sauvignon. We serve up the incredible duo of slow-cooked braised short rib and filet medallions alongside pommes puree, asparagus, and bordelaise sauce. A medium-bodied wine like cabernet sauvignon is the perfect pairing to complement this delicious meal, bursting with bold, savory goodness. Some of the cabernets you can choose from include Faust or Girard from Napa Valley, Substance from Columbia Valley, and the Coppola Director’s Cut from Sonoma.

2. Dry-Aged New York Strip Steak and The Dylan

the dylanOur restaurant in Gatlinburg TN is known for offering the best dry-aged steak, so if you’re looking forward to enjoying a nice steak dinner and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, then you’ll want to try the New York strip and our signature cocktail, The Dylan. This cut of steak is an Iowa Premium USDA prime short loin with a bone that is seasoned with black pepper and kosher salt. To go with the savory flavors of beef, The Dylan is our take on an old-fashioned. Our one-of-a-kind recipe includes Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Bourbon mixed with Madagascar vanilla bean simple syrup and bitters. This cocktail is served in a pecan smoke-washed snifter over black cherry ice spheres and garnished with Filthy black cherries.

3. Duck Breast and Pinot Noir

Another fantastic food and drink pairing you’ll want to try at our restaurant in Gatlinburg TN is the duck breast with a pinot noir. This Culver Farms duck breast is served with smoked cheddar grits and a dried cherry bourbon glaze. To balance out the fattiness of the duck, you should try a pinot noir with this dish. Some delicious pinots we offer include Arius from California, Elouan or Purple Hands from Oregon, and Domains Laroque from Burgundy.

4. Stuffed Trout and The Lydia

fish at the greenbrier restaurant in gatlinburgAre you in the mood for seafood and a cocktail? Then a food and drink pairing you must try is our Carolina trout with The Lydia. This mild, melt-in-your-mouth trout is stuffed with mushroom duxelles and served over red pepper beurre blanc and roasted asparagus. The Lydia will complement the fish wonderfully, as this martini contains Wheatley Vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and house-made lavender simple syrup.

5. Ricotta Gnocchi and Pinot Grigio

For our vegetarians out there, we highly recommend the gnocchi pasta and a pinot grigio. With house-made ricotta gnocchi, butternut squash, roasted brussels sprouts, wild mushrooms, sage brown butter, and a cauliflower mousseline, it’s the best dish to pair with our pinot grigio selections, such as Casterfelder and Terian from Italy.

Now you know what to try the next time you visit our restaurant in Gatlinburg TN! Looking for a romantic dining experience? The Greenbrier is the ultimate choice! Learn more about how spending your date night in Gatlinburg is a great way to relax and unwind after a fun day in the Smoky Mountains!

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