2/20/07 Wine Dinner at IRON HORSE INN

The Iron Horse Inn Restaurant & Vintner Select presents:
Frog’s Leap Winery

This evening, we dined at the Iron Horse Inn for their monthly “third-Tuesday” wine dinner, this one focusing on wines from Frog’s Leap Winery.

First Course
Fried Spicy Salmon Roll, Plum Sauce & Sweet Soy
2005 Sauvignon Blanc
I thought this course was very successful. The salmon roll was large, well-prepared, and very tasty.

Second Course
Tuna Tartare 3 Ways
2005 Chardonnay
I love tuna. I love tartare. This was a very nice dish — LOTS of tuna on each plate. I enjoyed more than my fair share because one of our fellow diners (hi Doug!) doesn’t love seafood and was ready to share.

Third Course
Duck Rillette
2003 Merlot
Rillette! Who does rillettes on a menu anymore? This was a wonderful throwback dish that was very enjoyable. Most folks at my table didn’t know what rillettes are and had never tasted it. Everyone enjoyed it.

Fourth Course
Strip Au Poivre, Cigar Smoked Grape Tomatoes
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oh, those tomatoes were awesome!

Blackberry “Death By Chocolate”
2004 Zinfandel

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