Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vintners Dinner

Well the Bocce Sisters played fairly well last night, maybe we didn't play very well because we attended the 11th Annual Taste of Key West Vintners dinner Sunday night at the Casa Marina. We arrived to passed Hors d'oeuvres and then we were seated at our table with our own wine rep from the Van Duzer winery in Oregon. http://www.vanduzer.com/
The room was filled with people and beautiful flower arrangements and many many bottles of wine. Dinner started with a cold gazpacho with a crab and avocado mousse on a crostini. Really nice served with a lovely Pinot Gris.

Next came a beet and heirloom tomato salad with a smoked garlic vinaigrette and a creamy goat feta. Really good. Next came a crab and marscapone ravioli with a sherry cream sauce, it disappeared before I could get a picture of it. This was served with a delicious pinot noir rose.

The main course was spiced duck breast with vegetable root gratin that was amazing and capers and fois gras and baby veggies. The duck was soo tender. it was delightful. We had 3 different pinot noirs with this so the wine was flowing and the table was covered with glasses.

Desert was a key lime mousse with macadamias. It was good but we were all looking for chocolate. There was a lot of table jumping and sampling other tables wines and I know we all had a great time and from the sound level in the room I think everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. A must do for next year! We all brought home wine and thanks to Lucy we made it home safely!!!!

By the end of the night things got a little blurry.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, water comes into my mouth by seeing this good looking dinner;-) Greetings from Belgium!