All of the great Reno restaurants have some seafood dishes on their menu. At The Grill, we have several seafood options to choose from including crab, prawns, mussels, and a variety of fish. From appetizers and salads to complete entrees, we put our heart and soul into every Reno seafood dish prepared at The Grill. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or something light, you’ll always find something on the menu that catches your eye, especially our fresh-caught fish. Take a look at some of our favorite Reno seafood dishes at The Grill below!
Ahi tuna is a seafood commodity praised for its steak-like consistency and beloved by those who do and don’t enjoy seafood. A popular Reno seafood appetizer here at The Grill is our Seared Ahi which is encrusted in an organic spice mix and paired with our citrus slaw. On the side is a Serrano Soy dipping sauce that accentuates the flavor of the ahi excellently.
What better way to start off your lunch or dinner than with a seafood cocktail? This alcohol-free cocktail contains nothing but delicious shellfish including shrimp, prawns, and crab paired with our homemade cocktail sauce, slices of celery, and a lemon wedge for a refreshing palette cleanser to begin your meal.
The Szechuan Prawns salad is a lunch special consisting of colorful cabbage slaw, perfectly toasted mixed nuts, blue cheese crumbles, and a spicy vinaigrette dressing. Our Szechuan sauce is made from traditional Chinese ingredients such as fresh ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, and refined spices like cayenne pepper and red chiles. Our delicious prawns are tossed in the Szechuan mixture, pan-seared to perfection, and placed atop some greens.
We’ve talked about the popular Louie-Louie salad in previous blogs as it’s a local favorite. This salad is made with only top-quality seafood and veggies. If you’re looking for the ultimate seafood salad, this should be your top choice. In the Louie-Louie, you’ll find delicious Dungeness crab, king crab, snow crab, prawns, and bay shrimp. The salad also consists of tomato, asparagus, hard-boiled egg, crisp Romaine lettuce, and avocado.
Our Sole Picatta is a fan favorite among locals. Made with fresh Petrale Sole, this dish combines delicious seafood with refreshing lemon and herb flavors for a simple yet elegant mid-day or evening meal. The dish also includes rice, sauteed spinach, and a tangy lemon caper Beurre Blanc sauce.
A tasteful salmon dish requires the finest fresh-caught salmon. Our Grilled Salmon begins with thick, fresh salmon fillets covered in a tart yet savory maple ponzu glaze. And the perfect salmon dish must be paired with an equally amazing side. To accompany the salmon is a delicious mushroom risotto and vegetable Du Jour.
If you’re a big seafood lover, then you’ll appreciate the love and care that goes into making mussels at The Grill. Made with ripe tomatoes, shallots, fresh basil, Dijon, and a sweet vermouth sauce. This meal is only available on our dinner menu, so if you’re looking to try this, be sure to set up an evening reservation with us!
When it comes to seafood, scallops are considered the cream of the crop. This light, yet rich dish, is not only sweet and buttery, but our scallops are also tender and succulent. The Grill Scallops are bacon-wrapped and served with our Chef's risotto, seasonal vegetable, and Chardonnay Shallot sauce.
Mac ‘N Cheese is a traditional, hearty American dish, but there’s nothing average about our seafood Mac ‘N Cheese. Made with Dungeness Crab, bacon, smoked gouda, herbed Panko, cavatappi pasta, and roasted crimini, this is a unique and remarkable take on an American classic. And to top off the dish, we’ve added decadent black truffles for a truly elegant meal.
If you enjoy a nice shrimp dish, then you’ll love our Colossal Prawns. While our prawns are anything but small, they sure know how to pack a flavorful punch. Our Grilled Prawns are made with white wine, butter, and garlic, tossed in fresh oregano, and paired with our vegetable Du Jour, delicious crostini, and sun-dried tomato risotto.
If fresh fish is is a must-have on your lunch or dinner menu, then need not worry. We offer an amazing cioppino, a classic fish stew created by our west coast neighbors in San Francisco as well as fresh halibut specials daily. Our halibut specials change every day and are available for lunch and dinner.
The Grill at Quail Corners has dishes for everyone to enjoy! Available for lunch and dinner, you can find the best Reno seafood dishes anytime at The Grill where we use only the freshest ingredients. Connect with us today to set up a reservation.
You don’t have to be a connoisseur of red wine to enjoy a glass of it every now and again. It can be difficult to differentiate between the varying types of red wines, however. Which red wine is the darkest? Which one is the driest? Which red wine should I enjoy with a steak dinner? Finding the best red wine food pairings can be hard. Here we list 6 different types of red wines and the foods they pair the best with, so that the next time you’re out with friends or on a date, you can show off your red wine knowledge.
If you’re new to the world of red wine, it’s highly suggested that you start with a nice Merlot. Merlot is positioned in the middle of the red wine spectrum and has a medium body and color. This red wine has notes of red fruits such as cherries and finishes off very smoothly. The great thing about this wine is that it pairs with just about any food you can think of. Being a medium-bodied wine in the middle of the red wine spectrum gives Merlot its versatility. You can pair Merlot with roasted veggies, including tomatoes, poultry such as turkey or duck, lightly-spiced dark meats, and pasta sauces.
Pinot Noir is the most popular light-bodied red wine there is. This red wine pairs well with most dishes because of its rich fruit profile and complexity. You can taste hints of red fruits like strawberries and raspberries, as well as earthy flavors and spices in this wine. It’s high acidity also makes it perfect for pairing with highly acidic foods and sauces. We suggest you try a Pinot Noir with an earthy dish that may include mushrooms or truffles, and meat ranging from duck and chicken to pork and veal, and even salmon.
Zinfandels are very versatile. You can find this type of wine as a red, pink, or white. Red Zinfandels are light-bodied but have a bold taste thanks to their moderate tannins and high acidic levels. While their color is lighter than that of a Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, a red Zinfandel will have a rather high alcohol content level. This dry wine has flavors of berries and jam as well as hot pepper, usually starting out sweet and followed by a tobacco-like smoky finish. We suggest pairing this wine with a barbecue or curry dish. You can pair this wine with most meats and bold flavors.
This medium to full-bodied wine is dry, with a dark, almost inky, purple color. Malbec is popularly grown in Argentina and has flavors of plum and blackberries. The rich and elegant textures in this wine make it perfect for pairing with leaner red meats and lighter cuts such as turkey and pork. Malbec pairs fabulously with dry cheeses, like blue cheese, and is also delicious with spicy and sweet flavors like curry and barbecue.
If you're a fan of red wine, you'll probably enjoy a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from time to time. Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark full-bodied red wine typically known for being the most popular red wine there is. The flavors in this wine vary from plum and black cherry to hints of vanilla, black pepper, and tobacco. The tannins are very high in Cabernet Sauvignon which, mixed with its rich flavors, makes this wine perfect for pairing with thick steaks or chops. This is the perfect red wine to pair with juicy red meat and dishes with heavy flavor.
Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is one of the darkest, full-bodied red wines available. Also having similar tastes of blackberries and black cherries, as well as notes of chocolate and spice, make Syrah a versatile wine. You can pair Syrah with roasted, grilled or smoked meats such as veal, beef, and duck. It's even a great match with barbecue and really compliments just about any type of game. If you're in the mood for hamburgers, this is also a tasty wine choice to match.
Here at The Grill, we offer an extensive list of wine, from white to red, options are almost endless. Hopefully, this list helps steer you in the right direction for making good red wine-food pairings, but if you still need a little help, our knowledgeable staff can help. It's also important to remember to pick wine options that you enjoy. Sometimes, just because a particular wine pairs better with your meal, doesn't necessarily mean you'll love it. Use your newfound knowledge to make decisions based off of your preferences and don't be afraid to try something new! The Grill is proud to offer suggestions and wants you to enjoy their food just as much as they do! Connect with The Grill at Quail Corners today or request a reservation to experience Reno fine dining!
There are so many different wines and tastes to certain wines. It is hard to keep track of which ones have more oaky tastes or the smooth citrusy aromas. If you love a glass every now and then, you definitely don’t have to be an expert. But if you've ever wanted to be more involved in the wine community, the first step is having knowledge of different wines. Another step is knowing how to pair wines to foods, desserts, and cheeses. We created a list of white wine food pairing suggestions. This will guide you down the path of becoming the wine critic you were meant to be!
A Riesling is a lighter wine with a fresh aroma. Usually reminding its consumers of having a fresh apple smell. Since this wine can be made either dry or sweet, it is easy to pair with different foods. More of the dry wines pair well with salty dishes since the acidity in Riesling can easily balance the food. While an off-dry wine can be paired with Asian and Indian cuisines, this wine can tame the heat in these spicier dishes.
This is one of the most popular white wines that are bought. This is because of the versatility of its grapes. They are the easiest to grow in different climates, which means you can get different flavors from the grapes. However, this wine can also be misunderstood due to its layering of flavors. Depending on where the grapes are grown and how they are fermented, Chardonnay can have many different tastes. However, our white wine food pairing suggestions for this wine is pretty simple. This wine pairs well with fatty fish, chicken, pork, or fish dishes in rich sauces.
Another well known white wine would be the Pinot Grigio (Gris). Its grapes are known to come from Oregon or Alsace. This wine is known to be crisp and on the dry side. Having more fruity flavors mingled in its depths. This wine is particularly versatile but the Alsatian Pino Gris has flavors that best suit Thai dishes. Also, cuisines with a little more spice such as Chinese. You can also pair this wine with light fish dishes. Its flavors will complement the lightness of the dish and the seafood in it.
Another grand white wine is Semillon. If this doesn’t sound familiar, here is a crash course on this type of white wine. This wine is usually mixed with Sauvignon Blanc. This is because of Semillon’s low acidity, combined with Sauvignon Blanc gives it a unique freshness. If you are looking for a treat, this sweet wine is perfect for just that. This wine pairs well with seafood (shellfish), pork, veal, and chicken.
This wine is known for its dryness. Sauvignon Blanc is also very different in the herbal aspects. This wine is made with herbal flavors such as bell pepper, grass, gooseberry, and jalapeno. This uniqueness might be strange but a lot of wine lovers enjoy its crispness. Since it has earthy tones, some of our white wine food pairing suggestions would be drinking it with herb filled meals. Pairing it with seafood, poultry, and salad are also great choices.
Hopefully, this starter list will help you begin your journey in the wine world. It is important to try different kinds to find the blends and creations you enjoy the most. While you go on this journey, check out The Grill at Quail Corners for a Reno fine dining experience. We are one of the best Reno restaurants and have multiple sensational wines to try. Our staff will help you pair them to a meal which compliments its flavors. Or you can use the newfound knowledge and try to pair them yourself!