Next was brie-stuffed chicken breast served with roasted fingerling potatoes and a Thai basil pesto. This course was paired with 2006 “Principal’s Choice” Pinot Noir. I’m not sure I would have thought to select this pairing, but the silky smooth Pinot made a nice complement to the rich chicken and pesto.
And then dessert….by this time I’d eaten so much, I didn’t think I could eat another bite. But of course I did. And Larry ate two. Dark chocolate lava cake with balsamic vinegar ice cream served with 2006 “Probation” Late Harvest Zinfandel. Need I say more?
Chef Royce Mori of the Red Crane and Dave and Anne Moulton of Burrell School Winery created perfect pairings for this evening. For each course they explained their selection/creation process and described the flavor profiles that made the pairings successful. Details such as personalized, autographed menus made each guest feel special. We will definitely return to both the restaurant and the winery.
I'm still obsessed with baseball and it continues to impact my cooking, eating and blogging. I almost wish the Giants had lost in the playoffs so I wouldn't be tied to the World Series game schedule. And even though the Giants lead the series 2-0, I’m a nervous wreck. I hated Thursday's game when the Rangers walked in all those runs. My son was a pitcher, so I just can’t bear to see any pitcher suffer that experience, even if it’s my team scoring the runs. A brief break today and the Series continues...