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Megans Cookin: A Wine Pairing Dinner!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Wine Pairing Dinner!

Ahhh, the wine pairing dinner has come and gone. And what a wonderful time we had! Let me share with you. We gathered at one house for the family picture and a few predinner activities. This is a third of the family acting out an interactive story about the birthday girl.
And it all started with Champagne and appetizers!

Portugese Cod Fish Balls with an Aoili


Bolinhos de Bacalhau with Molho Maionese
Mumm Napa NV Blanc de Noirs Champagne
Napa Valley

The staging area!

We walked down to a second house where dinner was to be served.Here is a peek into the kitchen. The salad is almost ready.

My Place Setting
Every place setting had a copy of the menu and a truffle as a party favor.

First Course
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches with Baby Greens, Macadamia Nuts, Goat Cheese and Wild Flower Honey Vinaigrette
Dry Creek Vineyard 2005 Fume Blanc
Sonoma County

Second Course

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Fresh Pineapple-Mango Salsa on Spiced Couscous
Belvedere 2005 Chardonnay
Healdsburg Ranches
Sonoma County

Third Course

Wild Boar Ravioli
with Wild Mushrooms, Grappe Soaked Raisins and Chives
Blackstone 2004 Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
Sonoma County


Champagne Sorbet

Fourth Course

Filet Mignon Medallions on Truffled Potato Cake with
Port Wine and Blackberry Gastrique
Korbel 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley
Sonoma County

Fifth Course

Farmhouse Artisan Cheeses and Sun-dried Fruits
Korbel NV Port
Sonoma County
Mt. Vernon 2004 White Port
Placer County

Sixth Course

Almond Nougat Semifreddo with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
Deco Chocolate Port
Sonoma County

Everything was spectacular!
I hope you enjoyed our dinner!

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Blogger April said...

Oh My!! So much food, but looks fantastic and so much fun!

September 10, 2008 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

that fifth course looks like something I would LOVE to have RIGHT NOW!

September 10, 2008 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Shari said...

Wow, what an amazing feast! I love all the wine pairings with each course.

September 10, 2008 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fun evening. I would love to do something like this sometime. My favorite course...the fifth!

September 10, 2008 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

This looks like it would be so fun to do. I know it's a lot of work, but well worth the effort and amazing results.

September 11, 2008 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

What a wonderful looking evening! The food is gorgeous Megan! :)

September 11, 2008 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Proud Italian Cook said...

What a feast! Everything looks wonderful! I love the idea of the champagne sorbet!!

September 11, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

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