Before you ask yourself if you really need to take my advice and try Lotus of Siam, ask yourself this: When is the last time you had lunch at a Thai restaurant with a 67 page wine list? This unsuspecting local wine geek hangout is off the strip, hiding in an oddly deserted strip mall. Aren’t all the best places?
Lotus of Siam is known for the highly extensive Riesling selection, so we selected something gorgeous from Germany- the 2010 Donnhoff Kreuznacher Krotenpfuhl Riesling Kabinett. I don’t know much about German wines in general, but I love them with spicy food. There was a generous amount of acid and sweet/salty fruit in this wine, which complimented the spicy, rich, complicated flavors of the dishes we ordered. All around a stellar example of how completely devastating it is that a lot of Americans still associate Riesling with the notoriously sticky sweet Blue Nun, and avoid this stuff altogether. Criminal!