It was Thursday and we were looking for something different for dinner. Wine of course needed to be a part of this. A while ago we had stopped for breakfast at a little café called Wine 5 Café. It is in an unassuming shopping mall out off of Cheyenne near a Target. Doesn’t look like much out front, but inside the restaurant is dressed to feel like a French Bistro and the wait staff is very attentive. We had a nice breakfast and…they had a great dinner menu and we figured we would stop back some time to try it.
Well tonight was the night. The owner is from Nairobi and has infused the menu with South African flavors. But…. if you are less adventurous, never fear, there are more accessible items on the menu and they are beautifully done. They have a nice wine list and have a range of South African wines also. Michael ordered the salmon filet and I went with the Taste of Nairobi, a Chicken Curry and Chapati. We both ordered a dinner salad which came beautifully arranged with all the extras around the greens on the side, giving a beautiful visual presentation and allowing you to choose what you wanted included you’re your salad. This was an occasion when the dinner salad came out and it made you sit up and take notice. Michael’s salmon came beautifully nested on a bed of mashed potatoes and with vegetables cooked a perfect al dente. The Curry came in a large bowl with 2 full chicken legs in it. It was delicious and filling and I had enough to take home with me for lunch the next day. We both opted to pair our dinners with South African wines. Michael chose a South African Moscato and I went with a Pinotage. Both were delicious.
In addition to being delicious it was incredible affordable. Entrees run $12 to $20 and wines are around $8 per glass. The stunningly beautiful dinner salads were only an additional $2 each. We were so full we skipped dessert, but I want to go back and try Chef Eli’s Signature dessert creation “Papa Nick’s French Nutella”. This hidden gem is worth the trip! You can find it at 3250 N. Tenaya Way and they are open at 7 am for breakfast on the weekends. http://www.usmenuguide.com/wine5cafe.html