so this is me…on my way to a wine dinner…
Circa 1918 is a restaurant down the street and they have the most amazing food.
and the most amazing bartender Kip Mullin
and the most amazing chefs Chad Martin and Aengus Brian Channon
I made fast friends with the sommelier Jean Francois Deschamps at our last wine dinner at Fin and he got us in last minute, as it was totally booked
Did I mention that he is absolutely fabulous???
Well he is…
He has the best stories and he tells them with a thick french accent
Anyway…I think he’s super cool…
and I learn so much about wine from him. which is a miracle, because that stuff usually bores me to death.
our first course…
which was my favorite.
Fried local oysters with dill essence-sourdough toast-St. Andre cheese-melted leaks-paired with an NV Edmond Thery Brut Chardonnay-Burgundy
Orange basted baked halibut-potato risotto-pistachio basil honey-crispy shallots-micro green-paired with 2013 Domaine de Vaufuget Vouvrey-Loire Valley
Bacon wrapped turkey breast-country ham cassoulet with hoisin & wild mushrooms paired with 2013 Domaine de la Colline Chinon Cabernet Franc-Loire Valley
Bison short ribs-parsnip goat cheese mornay-roasted root vegetables-confit of fingerling potato paired with 2010 Guigal Gigondas GSM Rhone