And such a great trip! Almost 56 people joined us in the festivities. Carl Abrahamson was a great “tour guide” with a lot of great information.
The menu was superb, although I would have prefered some nutmeg in the creamed spinach. The beef was good s was the baked polenta. And that dessert — Superb! You’ll see it below in the photos.
Here is the menu, wine list and some graphics that shows the wine districts in Argentina. Enjoy and hope to see you at the HUGE Christmas bash in December. It is well attended so get your reservations as soon as they are available. Cheers! Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged.
The wine list.
Wine areas of Argentina
Some of the 56 people who were there.
Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Cinnamon Crepes with Raspberry Preserves and Raspberry Coulis
This was probably one of the best buffets the TVWS has ever had. My hat is off to Robin and Gail for such a great meal. Who would have thought fingerling potatoes and bread cubes in a fondue for an appetizer. It was awesome.
The wine pictured here was one from our cellar and was a very good wine. 7 years old and still vibrant! It went very well with the main course of pork, cabbage and potatoes. Here are some photos of the evening. Left-Click any of them to see them enlarged. Cheers!
The menu for the evening
The Wine List for the evening
Gruyère Fondue bread cubes and small roasted potatoes
Provençal Root Vegetable Soup white beans, fennel and pistou
(Provençal: of, relating to, or characteristic of Provence or the people of Provence)
Butternut Squash Purée
(Lyonnaise potatoes is a French dish of sliced pan-fried potatoes and thinly sliced onions, sautéed in butter with parsley. Lyonnaise means “from Lyon”, or “Lyon-style”, after the French city of Lyon.) Braised Savoy Cabbage with Apples
Now that was a good meal! One of the better ones we’ve had. Our hats are off to Gail Parker and Doryne Wendel for a great evening. The wines were awesome. Interesting tasting – a blind tasting comparing Shiraz and Cab Sauvignon. Our challenge was to identify the regions they were from, either Barosa or Maclaren Vale. Fun time! Here is the dinner that was served. The Chef did a great job.
Appetizer Australian-style Shrimp Cocktail and Crackers
Salad Pea Salad with Water Chestnuts
Entrée and Sides Beef Meat Pie with Pastry Crust
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Variety of In-Season Grilled Squash
Dessert Lamington Cake sponge cake with jam filling, chocolate frosting and sprinkled with coconut
June 14th is just around the corner. This month the TVWS will be featuring the wines of Clearwater Canyon Cellars in North Idaho. Here is the buffet menu that will be served. The Brown Paper Tickets will be available soon. Please note that there is a scan code on the menu. Use it with your smart phone to get to the TVWS blog (this site) at any time.
Ah yes! Texas has wine! Some good. Some very good! Garry Scholz did a fantastic job in securing the wines and then presenting them. Gail Parker did a super job in paring the wines with our Texas style dinner! Thank you both for this awesome job! The crowd was good, about 40 people were there. Just look at this menu. You can Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. Sorry for the missed one and the poor quality of others.
Here are some of the wines Garry brought.
Appetizer. Loaded Potato Skins
(Sorry for the poor photo quality)