Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House, Pho Vi Hoa, Grand Café

Check, Please! Bay Area’s seventh season episode 6 (#706) profiles and reviews these three Bay Area restaurants:

1) Phnom Penh House: | restaurant information + video | reviews |

2) Pho Vi Hoa: | restaurant information + video | reviews

3) Grand Café: | restaurant information + video | reviews |

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Leslie SbroccoMy name is Leslie Sbrocco and I’m the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine tips with each episode.

2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle “Eroica” Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington $22
A joint project with the famous German producer, Dr. Loosen, this refreshing white combines floral aromas with ripe fruit flavors and a whisper of sweetness. An ideal pairing with spicy fare, sushi, salads, and cheeses, this stylish sipper ranks among America’s top Rieslings.

2008 Villa Maria “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand $35
Celebrating its 50th year, Villa Maria is one of New Zealand’s wine pioneers. Crisp Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is the country’s star wine but this lush yet approachable blend of Cab and Merlot — hailing from the historic Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand’s north island — shows how reds can take center stage.

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  • Myly N.

    If you guys want REAL pho in the Bay Area, head to San Jose, seriously Go to Pho Y or Pho 54, oh and they won’t charge you extra for lime. The fact that there are more Vietnamese people living in San Jose should be reason enough alone. And it’s pronounced FUH by the way, and it has a question mark sound too, so it’s more like FUH?