Thursday, August 4, 2011
We attended a lovely lakeside dinner, provided by friends who "won" the dinner at a fundraiser earlier this year. We were very happy to be guests for the event.
The cooks, Ann C. and Louise, have been donating a dinner for over 10 years now, and each year they find a way to outdo themselves. Bottles and Corks pairs delicious wines for their menu.
This year the Grilled Salmon Wrapped in Lemon and Bay Leaves, served with Potatoes Simmered in Saffron Butter, was the star.
The starters were beautiful and delicious too.
A lovely garden salad with yellow tomatoes and peaches followed.
Our favorite wine pairings were the Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir 2008 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) with the salmon, and the soft Mastroberardino Falanghina 2009 (Sannio, Campania, Italy) with the hors d'oeuvres.
It was a beautiful evening all around. Hats off to Ann C., Louise and Mary Beth!