TVWS Presents Ste Chapelle Winery


09July2014_1c_TVWS-Annual-Picnic_Tom-FelzienThis was a great re-introduction to Ste Chapelle wines. Next month is our Annual Picnic at Indian Creek Winery, Wednesday, July 8. Bring your own meat to grill. DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN WINE! Wine can be purchased at the winery.
Ste Chapelle offered some really good wines for our dinner. 2012 Chateau Series Riesling, 2013 SRV Chardonnay, 2012 Gem State Red, 2011 Tempranillo, 2011 Petit Verdot – 100%. Glad they did not blend this wine!! And a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. A really great line up. Maurine Johnson, Winemaker at Ste Chapelle , did a great job in offering these wines, taking questions from some of the 42 people who attended and leading a general discussion on the winery. And then, there was the buffet. Delicious!

Salmon with ba White Sauce.

Salmon with a White Velouté Sauce

Velouté is one of the five mother sauces of classical cuisine. It can be made with any white stock, but this version, the fish velouté, is made with fish stock. Note that the velouté is not itself a finished sauce — that is to say, it isn’t typically served as is. You could, however, simply season it with salt and pepper and use it much as you would a basic gravy.
The White Wine Sauce is a finished sauce made by reducing white wine and then simmering in a basic fish velouté and some heavy cream. The White Wine Sauce is an ideal accompaniment for all kinds of fish and seafood dishes. It’s also the base from which a number of other classical sauces are built — such as the Herb Sauce, the Shrimp Sauce or the Venetian Sauce. Google these sauces for the recipes. They are readily available. You can also look in The Sauce Bible: Guide to the Saucier’s Craft by David Paul Larousse.

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Beef

Beef

Cheese Cake

Cheese Cake

Th Cheese Cake must have been good. Not much left! And no, we don't deliver.

The Cheese Cake must have been good. Not much left! And no, we don’t deliver.

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

The Johnsons! Maurine (L) Winemaker at Ste Chapelle and Kathy (R), TVWS.

The Johnsons! Maurine (L) Winemaker at Ste Chapelle and Kathy (R), TVWS.

More of our guests.

More of our guests.

Some of the 42 people who were there.

Some of the 42 people who were there.

Wall to Wall people. That's great.

Wall to Wall people. That’s great.

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