In a BYO-centric city, it's reassuring to know some restaurant lists can still lead to previously unknown treasures.
Fork is a prime example, in part because of the relationships it cultivates with vintners. This fantastic Sicilian white, Leone, for example, is from Tasca d'Almerita, the family estate of the late cookbook author Anna Tasca Lanza, whose author-daughter, Fabrizia, recently collaborated with Fork on a meal. With its especially juicy blend of lemony native catarratto, pinot blanc, sauvignon and exotic gewürztraminer, it's perfectly balanced for the menu's pastas, cooked seafood, and crudo.
– Craig LaBan
Leone D'Almerita Sicilia IGT, $50 on wine list at Fork. Also available at Mica and Le Virtù. The 2011 vintage should be available via retail and online in Pennsylvania (code 31717 ) for $16.99 by the end of January.