27 October 2009

foodie fun

I traveled up to Baltimore last weekend to deliver some knitted goods to Misha and some love to my mom. Now, I'm settled back in at home. I spent all last night doing laundry and cleaning my apartment. I feel like a new woman. Talk about cathartic.

Now, tonight, I'll relax. There's a wine dinner at Second Empire in Raleigh. I can't wait. The menu looks amazing:

FIRST COURSE

Pan-Roasted “Diver” Sea Scallop
creamy saffron risotto, Johnston Co. sweet potato, wilted spinach, spicy haricot vert, poblano & tomato vert jus

Sineann Oregon Pinot Gris

SECOND COURSE

Sautéed Cajun-Spiced Alaskan Halibut
cannellini bean & pork belly ragout, country-style collard greens, sliced radish & grapefruit, curry apple cream

Sineann Celilo Vineyard Gewurtztraminer

THIRD COURSE

Grilled Scottish Salmon Pavé
Stone-ground grits & smoked tomato, roasted cauliflower puree, grilled asparagus, fennel& port jus

Sineann Oregon Pinot Noir

FOURTH COURSE

Grilled New Zealand Venison Rack
pommery mustard & herb spatzel, roasted butternut squash, braised Swiss chard, juniper red wine sauce

Sineann Four Heathens Vineyard Pinot Noir

FIFTH COURSE

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Sineann Sweet Sydney Zinfandel Ice Wine


Let's hope I have a ride home in a wheel barrel...otherwise, who knows how I'll get home...

2 comments:

Retainer Girl said...

Chocolate bread pudding? Yes please!

borntoride said...

BREAD PUDDING?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!