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
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)
It’s been a while. Sorry for that but my computer finally came back to me. I could have used my phone,but …………. And I could have used my 7 year old lap top, but waaaaaaaaaaay to slow and awkward. But now we are back online. And what an opening! 58 people were with us to enjoy some superb, upper end wines and a Steam Ship Roast. Thanks Garry Scholz for a great presentation. If you Left-Click any of these photos, you should see them enlarged. Enjoy and enjoy our Buffet Wine Dinner. See you next month. Cheers!
Some of the people who were there.
More of the people who were there.
Brie with Fruit and Nuts
(Anchovies on the side)
Buttered Rosemary Red Potatoes
Roasted Vegetable Medley
Carved Prime Rib (at the end of buffet line)
The Board of the TVWS has a lot of hard working, dedicated members – workers. This year it was great to see three members awarded for their time, hard work, dedication to the Society and efforts. President Garry Scholz made the presentations.
A wonderful chocolate cake was served to Salute the recipients!
A wonderful chocolate cake was served to Salute the Recipiants![/caption]
Bridgett Gibson was awarded for her service as President. Thank-You Bridgette!
And Bridgett also showed us her “ring”. Congratulations!!
Gail McClellan Parker was awarded for 13 years of service as President, Secretary, Liason to Meadowlake and many other jobs! . Thank-You, Gail!
Carl Abrahamson has served the TVWS as Treasurer for many years. He has been a great help in keeping the Treasury on stable ground. Thank-You Carl!
And a great Luau it was, thanks to the Chef Revira and his Crew! A full room and attendance as we have every year at Christmas. It is a great time with some great food. Thanks go to Garry Scholz for taking most of the photos listed below – I “ran out” of film.
There were about 40 people there this year, maybe a few more. The weather outside was frightful – snow, black ice. It took us about 1 hour to travel the normal 20 minute drive time. But all ended well and the Luau was terrific! Every year there is also a Silent Auction of different things offered by the Board and others if they want. Look at these photos and you will see what a great time it was.
Chef Revira, born in Hawaii, entertains us prior to the tasting with some music.
Some of the attendees
Appetizer table and guests.
A Luau Pig for dinner. It was delicious.
The buffet table.
Plated Luau dinner!
Pineapple Cake for Dessert.
Some of the sparkling wines we had.
One of the many baskets that were offered for Silent Auction. All of the products in the baskets were donated.
Cooking Basket donated by Bob and Robin. The Parma Ridge Syrah is 1 of just a few left. There are no more at the winery!!
On December 14, 2016, the TVWS is presenting a Sparkling Wine Buffet Dinner – it’s going to be a Luau Roasted Pig – and a Silent Auction. Here is but one of many baskets that will be auctioned off. The face value on this one is $80.00. Robin and I are happy to donate this. See you there.
All of the TVWS Wine Dinner Buffets are ticketed. In other words, you must purchase tickets to attend. The tickets will be made available online and on this page each month.
Online-Purchase – $25/person
At The Door – $35/per person
And yes, it really is that time of year! December is important to the TVWS and we are asking for your help. Let’s have some fun! We are inviting you to become famous! Yes famous! We need some people to run for the Board and are asking for YOU to volunteer! Meet once a month for about 1 1/2 hours and a dinner and usually lots of wine! Please let a Board member, or email me (Bob@rockinrs.com) and I will let them know you are interested! Thanks and I look forward to working with you on the Board. The only requirement is that you must be a Member of TVWS. Cheers!
Cooking Basket donated by Bob and Robin. The Parma Ridge Syrah is 1 of just a few left. There are no more at the winery!! Basket value – $80. Let it be yours!