Another oldie but a goodie. WOO!
November 30, 2010
Wine Tasting Dinner
“New & Noteable”
First Course: Duck Rillette with Whole Grain Mustard and Toasted Brioche
The brioche was soooo delicious and the rillete was super creamy and spreadable – yum! I adore grainy mustard so having some was a must!!!
Paired with 2009 Benaza, Godello, Monterrei, Spain
Second Course: Sauteed PEI Mussels with Chorizo, Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic Crostini
Paired with Valentin Biachi, “New Age”, Sauvignon Blanc/Malvasia, Mendoza, Argentina
Super fresh and flavorful – perfectly cooked – mussels!!! YUMMMM!!!! Lightly flavored and not overly salty from the chorizo!!!…soooo goood :] PLUS a crunchy garlicky crostini to sop and soak up the yummy juices!!!!
Main Course: Roast Pheasant with Apple-Cranberry Bread Pudding
Paired with 2009 Bielsa, “Vinas Viejas”, Grenacha, Campo de Borja, Spain
UMMM.. YUM!!!!… I rarely eat pheasant.. since I like never see it on the menu but this was SOOOo freaking tasty and juicy – it was like a chicken and a duck had a baby in the oven and came out with a yummy THIS! Savory, juicy, succulent, tender… OH MY HOLY!!! The bread pudding was a delicious compliment to the bird..
Cheese Course: Garroxta, Spain
Paired with 2008 Alfredo Roca, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
No dessert this time tho since it was just the same pumpkin bread pudding… I think something was going on after the dinner too.. it’s a little blurry, I had most of my date’s wine too ;D