Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Best Dinner Ever

OK, this one is only in my dreams. But I was thinking the other day as we were bottling our next Bridge that the 2007 vintage was just phenomenal on so many levels. It got me thinking--yes, it was around lunchtime--that a dinner using on 2007 wines is just begging to be created.

I was thinking we could start with our 2007 Fanfare (the Gewurztraminer based wine with a good dose of Reserve Chardonnay in it.) This could go with some harvest style appetizers, and then maybe follow it with the 2007 Bridge and a hearty squash or goulash-style soup course.

Then we could serve Maryland crabcakes with our Reserve Chardonnay, followed by our Riesling and a nice salad with cranberries and goat cheese and walnuts. The main entree would have to be filet mignon covered with a nice reduction sauce with the 2007 Cadenza. Lastly, our 2007 Aria--still in barrels, but we could pull a sample--to go with a key lime creme brulee for dessert.

OK, again, this is only a dream, but a mighty tasty one at that. Anybody know any restaurants our there who are game?

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like the makings of a 2010 Allegro Chef Series Dinner to me ... maybe late April in the Barrel Room?

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  2. Great, now your posts are making me hungry as well as thirsty--just before going to bed!

    P-l-e-a-s-e put me on that dinner list.

    , Lee

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  3. Man, I wish it was all that easy. We've been working in August like we usually do in October (harvest) and there's still so much to do. We will have a better setup for Tour de Tanks. Don't hold your breath about anything else yet, but don' worry. The marketing department here won't let me rest until *something* happens.

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  4. As a newer Allegro fan I've never had the pleasure of a Chef Series Dinner but one can dream! Attended a few music events at both the winery and the gallery - your marketing department does a fantastic job as they are very enjoyable.

    If you are starting off w/ Fanfare I'm hoping that means you've decided to make it again!

    Just found your blog and really enjoy it - thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  5. I have to give my marketing department (Brenda) a lot of credit. She does a fantastic job. My wife Kris trained me well (insofar as I can't say "No" to women that easily.) Look for more marketing from Allegro.

    Also, Fanfare may be reincarnated as a naked Chardonnay....we'll see....

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