We started with a salmon skin salad with mixed baby greens, Feta Cheese, Thai spiced Peanuts, and a Dijon Balsamic dressing. We Paired that with a Logan (Talbot) Chardonnay – Great rich Chard possessing a light touch of oak and balanced with lush coconut vanilla pineapple marshmallow notes. A very luxurious Chard at a steal of a price!
For dinner I did a pan seared toasted sesame crusted Opakapaka (Hawaiian Pink Snapper) topped with a Buerre Blanc sauce and finised with scallions and fried capers – Combined that with a Penne pasta mixed with sauteed Italian veggies and roasted tomatoes finished with a light pesto. For dinner we opened 2 Pinots…. a 2004 Bell Glos (By Caymus) “Clark & Telephone” Sonoma Pinot and a 2004 Fogdog Sonoma Pinot. Both showed great and had years left in them – The Great cherry fruit and earth combined to make these “classic” Pinot Noirs.
Just another chance to remind everyone that Pinot Noir can be a great red wine for seafood lovers!
AND as Always I wish we had more invitees as we never are able to finish the wine!
PS – After saying goodbye last week to another friend from my High School swimming days, I want to encourage everyone to make as the most of an OTBN opportunity. This ride we are on together is far too short and unpredictable not to make the most of every get together with friends and loved ones!!!
All my best and in vino veritas!
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