August 7, 2015, posted by Gina – Last weekend my husband and I had the most wonderful six course dinner with wine pairings. This special dinner was on a large private property in a lovely barn behind the host’s home. The dinner was excellent and afterwards we picked sunflowers and zinnias. The hosts sent us home with fresh tomatoes, note cards made from photos of their sunflowers and a small painting which was a Walter Anderson print hand painted by the host.
Here’s what we ate:
Appetizer – Crostini topped with ricotta cheese, prosciutto, grilled peaches and honey
Salad – Caprese salad with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden we were sitting next to.
Soup – Watermelon gazpacho
Grilled Japanese eggplant served alongside chicken thighs that had an amazing seasoning and were grilled.
Ceviche with shrimp, scallops, white fish, avocado……so delicious
Main Course – Beef tenderloin with lady peas and baby okra grown in the garden
Dessert – Pound cake ice cream and blueberry ice cream
Among the wines were:
Barton & Guestier Côtes De Provence 2014, France
Martin Codax Albarino 2013 from Rias Baixas, Spain
Domus Vitae Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008, Tuscany, Italy
Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec, NV, Champagne, France