before we left home we started with a little bubbly:
here is the menu:
Then here are the courses with some of the wines along the way:
the amuse - a golden beet with a hint of goat cheese....
the first wine-
we have had three of the same wines 2002 C-M Morgeot so far (another one for tonight) but this has been the clear winner - but of course it would be since it is a monopole...
the scallop course:
another guest came by and dropped off some lovely Chablis -
one of my favorites the garlic custard in the egg shell-
another C-M since we were sharing now with the other table - we went to bottle number two the back up - which was good but not quite as good as the first - and LOL it was blurry - only kidding it was my photography skills in fail mode - LOL
the "to die for" soup -
the salmon- perfectly prepared but I think the esplette overwhelms it-
and here is the wine we started with for the reds- I think we all agreed that it was the wine of the night! a fabulous burgundy - perfectly balanced between fruit and acidity- really superb!
the farm egg course - another favorite...
the meat (filet) course- and the wine we matched it with - the 1982 Leoville Las Cases which was showing nicely but no match for the burgundy in the wine slap down....LOL
the cheese course- oh YUM!
the pomegranate and yuzu palate cleanser
the dessert wine- a 1990 Y'Quem which had an aged label and also was kind of showing some age (unexpectedly)
the fruity dessert-
the chocolate dessert-
after some of the glasses had been removed and we had a bit more elbow room-
the end note- a Chinese goose berry dipped in chocolate-
and finally- yes sadly- the evening ends and we say our goodbyes to Chris and Nina and leave with our empty wine boxes and carriers and head home - only to be planning for tonight's wines as we continue the birthday celebration.