Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December Celebration 2015

Every year we hold a special dinner for our Wine Club featuring all library wines with a multi course paired dinner. This yeas we had an extra special twist, our newly released Brut Rose'.

For this evening, our tasting room becomes a dining room seating 40 guests. A team of chef's work all day and the service team arrives at 4 to set the tables.

The menu has been planned out for weeks starting with a caviar dollop on a potato chip paired with the sparkling wine.

Next is a delicious mussel soup with our 2011 Chardonnay, a perfect combination. A very rich cream soup with a strong essence of mussel with an austere chardonnay, very well paired.

Lobster in puff pastry paired with our 2007 Chardonnay from magnum. Both were spectacular and together even better!

A salad of winter greens, pomegranate with Redwood Hills Chevre paired 2 wines. Mat picked the 2012 Bohemian Pinot, the only non library wine of the dinner and I picked our 2014 Rose' of Pinot.

"Mosaic Mushrooms" are next up and very popular from the chef's former restaurant days. A combination of sautéed local mushrooms alongside cowgirl creamery Mt. Tam triple cream and grilled Nightengale Baguette. An oh so rich and wonderful dish paired with 2 wines.
2006 and 2007 TNT Vineyard Pinot to accompany this course.

Liberty Farm Duck confit for the main course with 2 Horseshoe Bend Pinot's, from 2009 and 2010 vintages.

We finished the evening with a new local business, Fabino Baking. A trio of cakes that was a perfect finish to a fabulous evening of celebration.

 What a night, we have a year to start planning the next Annual and a year to rest.