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August 27, 2011 – Kagie Wine Pairing

27 Aug

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Since all of the D’s happen to miss this year’s amazing Kagie wine party due to family schedules or vacations, we decided to recreate the magic in Double D’s style!

For this month, we each selected a dish to prepare ourselves and the challenge rested with Fred and Pat to pair each dish with a wine.This turned out to be such a fun event and it was enjoyable to change it up a little bit and put on our cooking hats, not just the eating hats. The menu was mouth-watering, tempting us for a month leading up to the day, while Fred and Pat went above and beyond as our hosts and even created a custom menu for the D’s while conjuring up some fantastic wine pairings.

We wrapped up our superb dinner with a little impromptu guitar session from Fred which was accompanied by a hysterical attempt by others to remember song lyrics after plenty of wine. The one thing about the D’s is that we sure know how to have a good time, no matter the setting!

The Menu w/ their creators:
Cajun Shrimp Martini (Fred and Karna)
Goat Cheese Salad w/ warm baguette (Ann)
Grilled Salmon with orange/soy/honey glaze and coconut rice (Don and Jen)
Bourbon Pork Tenderloin (Tony and Kelly)
Warm Mustard Potato Salad (Jenn)
Chocolate Pots with Grand Marnier served with berries and cream (Bill and Sarah)
 

This dinner was a nice change of pace for us and we agreed that we must do it again sometime, much to the “balanced” dismay of Jen.

Bravo Ds! Bravo.

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One response to “August 27, 2011 – Kagie Wine Pairing

  1. Patricia

    08/29/2011 at 4:12 PM

    Thanks Sarah for writing the blog. I will add the menu with the pairings. A great night was had by all!
    DD’s Dinner Club Tasting Menu

    Shrimp Martini appetizer Cajun influenced

    2009, Query, Riesling, Central Coast, California
    Samuel Smith’s Pale Ale

    Goat Cheese Salad with baguette on the side

    2008, Contrada, Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast
    Fuller 1845(English Strong Ale)

    Grilled Salmon with coconut rice

    2005, Crocker and Stars, Cabernet Franc, California
    Fuller 1845

    Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Warm Mustard Potato Salad

    2008, Argento, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
    Fuller 1845

    Chocolate pots with Grand Marnier, served with fresh berries and cream

    Yalumba, 21 Year Old Antique Tawny, Museum Reserve, South Australia
    Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

     

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