What pairs perfectly with a nice Chianti? Why liver and fava beans, of course. Inspired by the infamous Chianti slurper, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema recently unveiled the second installment in its signature wine series—The Silence of the Lambs varietals. (The first “Bottle of Wits,” inspired by The Princess Bride, debuted last year.)
The “Cannibal Chianti” is medium-bodied and well balanced with savory plum and tomato leaf notes, while the “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio” is flavored with tropical peach, Mexican limes and just a hint of honey. Both are available by the bottle, or together in Lecter’s Package: The limited edition package comes with both bottles, a bottle of lotion (can you think of a better way to pay creepy homage to Buffalo Bill?), fava beans and a recipe from Alamo Drafthouse chef, Trish Eichelberger.
If you live near the Alamo Drafthouse location, don’t miss the Silence of the Lambs Feast featuring both varietals, fava beans served as a puree with fried chicken liver, plus Buffalo Bill’s skinless chicken wings in bacon fat and sriracha “lotion.” Check drafthouse.com for details.