TVWS – January New Years Resolution Tasting Dinner


08Jan2014_1_TVWS-Tasting-Go-Local_Elvis_Dianne-with-ElvisYes. It was held on January 8. Elvis’ birthday and here Dianne Barker, a new member to the Board, cuddles up to Elvis. (I think she took him home!)
It was an awesome event and one of the best we have had. 38 people attended and everyone I heard said how much they enjoyed the evening and the format of the event. Kudos to Robin. She worked very hard and long on the preparation of this dinner. The menu and program is in a previous blog post at Go Local TVWS Wine Dinner. And she brought in Ron Bitner from Bitner Vineyards, Moya Shatz-Dolsby, Director of the Idaho Wine Commission, Patrick Williamson of Williamson Fruit Farms and his mother and father, John and Eileen Williamson. The Boise Farmers Market was also represented by Janie Burns of Meadowlark Farms. Craig Miller and his wife of Idaho Winery Tours was also there. Cristi Takeda of The Buzz and Kat Devlon of the Idaho Foodies. An outstanding lineup of speakers and guests. Here are some photos of the evening. Left-Click any of them to see enlarged. Enjoy!

Ron Bitner, Bitner Vineyards, and Elvis

Ron Bitner, Bitner Vineyards, and Elvis

Carl Abrahamson and Elvis

Carl Abrahamson and Elvis

Soem of the appetizers Robin made and brought. Even celery filled with peanut butter.

Some of the appetizers Robin made and brought. Even celery filled with peanut butter.

Ron Bitner at the appetizer table.

Ron Bitner at the appetizer table and tries some of the pickled turnips from Peaceful Belly Farms. Elvis watches!

Clint Dolsy, John and Eileen Williamson, Williamson Fruits, Sunny Slope.

Clint Dolsby, John and Eileen Williamson, Williamson Fruit Farms, Sunny Slope.

Patrick Williamson

Patrick Williamson

Moya Shatz-Dolsby

Moya Shatz-Dolsby

Janie Burns and Robin

Janie Burns and Robin

Moya and Clint Dolsby and Ron Bitner.

Moya and Clint Dolsby and Ron Bitner.

Marnie and Mac McNeil who helped out by pouring. Chris, our Grandson, also helped. Thank-You all!

Marnie and Mac McNeil who helped out by pouring. Chris, our Grandson, also helped. Thank-You all!

 Jan Alldredge from Lewiston and new Board member Val Stack. Welcome to the Board, Val and to TVWS Jan.

Jan Alldredge (Left) from Lewiston, visiting Val, and new Board member Val Stack (Right). Welcome to the Board, Val and to TVWS Jan.

Dianne Baker, new Board member. Welcome!

Dianne Barker, new Board member. Welcome!

Cheese and Fruit tray

Cheese and Fruit tray

Green salad

Green salad

Idaho Lentil Soup

Idaho Lentil Soup

Idaho Trout with Hollandaise Sauce

Idaho Trout with Hollandaise Sauce

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Dinner is plated

Dinner is plated

Another plate of dinner.

Another plate of dinner.

I am sorry that I did not get a photo of the Baked Apples. They were delicious! See you next month when Robin presents PS I Love You, a wine dinner featuring Petite Syrah. Don’t forget to reserve a spot. Cheers!

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