3/3/07 Wine Dinner at IRON HORSE INN

This evening was the first-Saturday Wine Dinner at the Iron Horse Inn. Wendy & I joined a bunch of friends at the table for a great meal. Our party was 13 people strong! We love taking new people to the Iron Horse — all we have to do is get them to attend once, and they’re hooked!

First Course
Torched Scallop Appetizer, Apple-Cider Gastrique
Ferrandiere Chardonnay
A pair nicely seared scallops atop the gastrique. Very simple, but very delicious. Typically, we don’t care for Chardonnays, but Brian Scott (the wine guy for the night) has helped us to see that we do, in fact, like French Chardonnarys.

Second Course
Roasted Winter Squash Bisque, Green Peppercorn-Merlot Drizzle
Apex Merlot
The soup was warming, hearty, and well-flavored. The drizzle added a very nice counterpoint to the rich flavors, and it paired well with the Apex Merlot, which was a standout wine of the evening.

Third Course
Cherry-Maple Glazed Duck Breast, Gorgonzola Sweet Potato Puree
Rabbit Ridge Zinfandel
This was a lovely dish. The maple on the duck breast is a natural pairing and it was delicious. The sweet potato puree was good, but I missed the flavor of the gorgonzola.

Fourth Course
Char Grilled Ribeye, Guiness-Soy Demi-Glace, Sesame Whipped Potatoes, Fried Onions
Omrah Cabernet
The standout in this course, for me, was the sesame whipped potatoes. They were really tasty!

Mandel Brot 
Moscato D’Andrea
This was sort of a once-baked biscotti with dried blueberries and white chocolate chips. Very, very tasty and soft enough to be enjoyable.

1 thought on “3/3/07 Wine Dinner at IRON HORSE INN”

  • Drew:
    I just discovered your site today. I love the descriptions of the dinners and your recipes! I run a Cincinnati-based wine blog. Every week I try to list any of the local tastings and wine dinners. Thanks to you I now know of the Iron Horse Inn dinners. If you know of any more, please let me know.

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