Another reason to cheer and steer to the top of the Perimeter this month is the "Month of Discovery" underway at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Each September, the restaurant pours on unique food and wine specials as it reveals the newest Fleming's 100, an unrivaled program of 100 iconic wines from around the globe - all available by the glass!
"Bottle Wars" pits eight to 10 wines from Fleming's 100 against each other as wine region rivals in four Friday night themed tastings. Professionally trained wine managers lead guests through the $25-per-person experience. A "Pinot Smackdown" is slated for Friday, September 7, "Battle of the Hemispheres" follows on September 14, "Old World vs. New World" squares off on September 21 and "Glass Warfare" compares premium and budget-priced wines on September 28. "Last Call" uncorks 25 percent savings on premium wines by the bottle for the first two weeks of September.
A new prix-fixe three-course menu for two plays a delicious co-star to the new wine collection ($99 for two, $49.50 for one). Each guest enjoys a triple entrée of broiled filet mignon, herb baked shrimp and braised short rib, with shrimp bisque and a dessert of frozen almond soufflé. An additional $25 per guest purchases a specially priced flight of three wines -- The Prisoner, Primus Cabernet and Quintessa 2006 -- all from the Huneeus Vintners Portfolio.