About Last Night… Take Three

Last night we hosted our third wine dinner at our neighborhood restaurant, Fare, for 25 people, from all over the region. I chose the Loire Valley as the inspiration for the theme, and all the wines were varieties that are found in that wine region (well, except one, but more on that later). The evening seemed to be a smashing success (at least people said it was to me…) and I do have to say that what I was able to taste of the food was really good–I spent most of the night, though, running around, filling and re-filling glasses, talking to folks–not much time to eat (but I did find time to have a bit of wine…).

Here are a few photos from the event:

A beautiful afternoon lead to a great evening.

A beautiful afternoon lead to a great evening at Fare.

A creative menu put together by the people in the kitchen.

A creative menu put together by the people in the kitchen.

Chicken Paté with a Honig Sauvignon Blanc.

Chicken Paté with a Honig Sauvignon Blanc.

Black Trout Amandine with Vouvray.

Black Trout Amandine with Jovly Vouvray.

Lapin aux Pruneaux with a Sean Minor Pinot Noir.

Lapin aux Pruneaux with a Sean Minor Pinot Noir.

Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and a Borgueil.

Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and a Borgueil.

I wanted to get a Sparkling Vouvray for dessert, but interesting wines are outlawed in Pennsylvania, so I opted for a champagne (I knew it would be a terrible pairing, but people did not seem to mind as it was a Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs).

I wanted to get a Sparkling Vouvray for dessert, but interesting wines are outlawed in Pennsylvania, so I opted for a champagne (I knew it would be a terrible pairing, but people did not seem to mind as it was a Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs).

So there you have it–all that for $75 all-included! We have already set the date (May 27th) and the theme (sparkling wine) for the next dinner, so be sure to put it on your calendar!

 

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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16 Responses to About Last Night… Take Three

  1. jimvanbergen says:

    This post leaves me hungry and thirsty. I have to find an opportunity to join you. 🙂

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  2. boozeguru says:

    How was the Honig Sauv Blanc (or are its tasting notes included in the “more later”)? We have it in local shops but I haven’t tried it yet.

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  3. Fabulous! Once again you have done an extraordinary job! Way to go!!!

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  4. I cracked up at the PA line in the last photo. And preparing to be equally unenthused about the drinks (and drinking laws) when I return in a few weeks.

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  5. vinoinlove says:

    Great pairings, Jeff! You always manage to include a Champagne, don’t you 😉

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  6. dakegrodad says:

    Wow what a great evening. was this a dinner that you organized or was it put on by the restaurant . open or by reservation(invitation) only.

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