i love these types of dinners because the thought put behind the five courses and wine pairings always impresses me and getting to hear directly from the chef and the wine maker is pretty legit - can't get much better than that.
chef sawyer of the greenhouse tavern and jim clendenen of the au bon climat winery in southern california discussing the food/wine (and amelia rehydrating, obvy.)
1st course wine: au bon climat pinot blanc
1st course food: potato roasted monk fish with herb salad
2nd course wine: stanford & benedict chardonnay
2nd course food: corn roasted pork with spicy soubise and fresno chilis (my hands down favorite of the evening!)
3rd course wine: santa barbara pinot noir
3rd course food: rattatouile stuffed zucchini flower, chevre de provencal, tomato broth and fresh herbs de provence
4th course wine: isabelle pinot noir
4th course food: fatted calf with poached cherry, proper polenta and filbert
thanks again to chef sawyer and the greenhouse tavern for hosting the event! it was an excellent night out and fun to hangout with my blogger friends, classy chaos, chef's widow, cleveland foodie, i heart cleveland, greendog wine, mile 26 and more and so i married a chef.
let's all do it again sometime ok?