Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March 18 - 20   California Artisan Cheese Festival

              In it's 10th year, we continue to enjoy this great event.

Friday's Cheese Monger - from all over the Bay area...

Saturday's Gala of Bay area Chef's, starting with Girl and the Fig Sorbet

And the Finale, Sunday's Market place was filled with taste of cheese from the producer's, Salumi, wine, beer, cider, bread, chocolate, books and 1500 fans. What a great way to spent a rainy Sunday.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Paul Mathew Vineyards Brut Rose'

We clearly love pairing all wines and foods but Sparkling wine is spectacular to enjoy and easy to pair.

 Although we don't offer a taste of our 2013 Brut Rose' in the Tasting Room, when we do, it's available as a pairing. Usually one day or one weekend a month we offer this delightfully dry sparkling alongside a plate of 4 bites. Caviar is one of them, served with crème fraiche on a potato chip.
 We also love to pair our Brut with Foie Gras Mousse. This rich and creamy mouthful pairs so nicely.
A bonus is to stop by Nightingale Bakery in Forestville for a Forestville French Baguette and double your pleasure.

 Another favorite is our local  Cowgirl Creamery with it's guaranteed triple cream style, melt in your mouth enjoyment.

 We tried a mix of other bites including sushi, carrot soup, cous cous salad which all worked but without the WOW factor.

For us it is a constant taste test. Weather it's been Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Gewurz... we enjoy the failures almost as much as the success's. One cannot discover without trying.