DINNER 119: Saturday, April 29, 2006

Tonight’s dinner was an exceptional wine dinner at the IRON HORSE INN. The dinner celebrated the wines of the 1996 vintage, and the meal was memorable. Here’s the menu.

First Course
Duo of Seafood
Pan Roasted Line Caught Wild Striped Sea Bass, Tomato Gravy, Wild Mushroom Creamy Polenta
Flash-fried Fresh Sardines, Roasted Red Pepper Asparagus Sautee
1996 Justin Isosceles
1996 Flora Springs Trilogy

Second Course
Duck Duo
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Chocolate French Toast, Cherry Compote
Backwoods Smoked Duck Breast, Cherry Chutney
1996 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon
1996 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Third Course
Duet of Lamb
Char-Grilled Rack of Lamb, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Lingonberry Mint Gelee
Braised Lamb Shank, Celery Root-Yukon Gold Potato Puree
1996 Joseph Phelps Insignia
1996 Quintessa

Fourth Course
Two Flans
Black Truffle Currant Flan
English Blue Veined Cheddar Flan
1996 Dominus (this wine turned out to be corked, so it was replaced with a 1996 Barbaresco)
1996 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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