Travel Diary, Day 2 – Rehobeth Beach – Lunching

It was hot.  Really hot.

July at the beach should be, but I’m not handling it well.  My Polish skin is screaming at the sun.

None the less, we are eating and drinking really well.

Here is the issue: lunch should be light so you can enjoy a bougie dinner.  Rehobeth has it’s fair share of pizza joints and French Fry huts, but you know we need to get our foodie freak on.  We stopped at Back Porch Café for lunch, and can I tell you, the perfect choice.  There were only a handful of lunch items available, and I love that.  That is when you KNOW the food is made with love.  Everything was spectacular, including our new friend John that guided us through our dining choices.

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What do you drink off the beach; Rose of course.  I couldn’t resist a beautiful selection from Tavel.  Tavel is in the southern area of the Rhone Valley located in the all wine loving heaven; France.  Most, if not all, of the wine made in this area is Rose, so, how can you go wrong?  I’ve been drinking lighter style Roses of the late, and it was a pleasure to have a heartier Grenache choice.  Darker in color, richer in the mouth, but still tingling with acidity and pretty with strawberry fruit.  Complimented EVERYTHING on the table.  Even though on the palate it was a little heartier, these wines don’t overwhelm you with alcohol.  In fact, the purpose of a good Rose, in this writer’s opinion, is supposed to refresh rather than knock you out.  I’m thinking there may be a little Syrah snuck in this one, but who can say. In this area of production, skin to juice contact lingers a bit, making a more tannic and slightly more powerful wine.  Great choice for the red wine man in your life that shrugs at drinking pink.  Real men drink pink.

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Back Porch Cafe – 59 Rehobeth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE

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