Several of you have e-mailed me asking for details on the Story Wine Dinner that was held a couple of weeks ago in conjunction with Manresa Restaurant, so I thought I'd post a small re-cap here. Short story: it was a heck of a lot of fun, a great meal, and definitely something that I hope to do again.
The dinner sold out at a capacity of 26, but we ended up having six last minute cancellations so in all we ended up with twenty people, including myself.
I had selected five wines and in an afternoon of tasting and talking Chaf Kinch and I came up with a menu to match them, based around the idea of dishes with stories, with a couple of the dishes being made up on the spot by Chef (with a little encouragement from me).
Here's the final menu with wine pairings:
Foie gras and cumin caramel
Soup of local shellfish with oysters and urchin
Roast squab with olives
Roast lamb rib-eye and braised shoulder
Caramelized pineapple cake and yogurt panna cotta
Coffee and tea
If you're interested in attending the next one, let me know by leaving a comment here, and I'll make sure you're the first to know about it.
Photo courtesy of Stellah Deville.
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