3/3/07 Wine Dinner at IRON HORSE INN
This evening was the first-SaturdayÂ Wine Dinner at the Iron Horse Inn. Wendy & I joined a bunch ofÂ 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!
Torched Scallop Appetizer, Apple-Cider Gastrique
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.
Roasted Winter Squash Bisque, Green Peppercorn-Merlot Drizzle
The soup was warming, hearty, and well-flavored. The drizzle addedÂ a very nice counterpoint to the rich flavors, and it paired well with the Apex Merlot, which was a standout wine of the evening.
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.
Char Grilled Ribeye, Guiness-Soy Demi-Glace, Sesame Whipped Potatoes, Fried Onions
The standout in this course, for me, was the sesame whipped potatoes. They were really tasty!
This was sort of a once-baked biscotti with dried blueberries and white chocolate chips. Very, very tasty and soft enough to be enjoyable.