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Saturday, October 01, 2005

DINNER FOR KLAUS AND HELENE S.

Venue: Meadowood Napa Valley
Chef: Vincent Nattress
Oct. 1, 2005


With 1990 Dom Perignon
Amuse bouche: hot smoked salmon belly atop watermelon

With 1998 Peter Michael Point Rouge* and the 2002 H. Bolloit Batard Montrachet
Pan Roasted Northern Halibut & Dungeness Crab, Sweet Corn Soubise, Thyme-Lemon Sauce

With 1999 Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir
Braised Berkshire Pork Belly, Chervil Papardelle Pasta, Truffle Jus

With 1996 Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon (magnum) and the 1986 Chateaux Margaux**
Pan Seared Foie Gras, Caramelized Peach, Cognac-Honey Sauce
and
Breast of Muscovy Duck, Sauteed Chanterelle Mushrooms, Oregano Risotto, Fig & Cabernet Reduction

With 2003 Peter Jakalo Kuhn ___ Trockenbeeren-auslese***
DESSERT:
Individual Organic Apple Tarte Tatin, Crème Fraîche Ice Cream
Or
Lemon-Key Lime Meringue Pie, Huckleberry Caramel
Or
Chocolate Torte, Crème Chantilly, Frozen Chocolate Bon Bons


*Sadly, the Peter Michael faded in the bottle.

** Initially served a 1975 Eiswein (sorry that didn't track the specifics) but it died in bottle, at which point we went to the trockenbeeren-auslese (which I also failed to get in specific detail)

*** Initially served was the 1970 Chateau Lynch Bages which unfortunately died in the bottle, hence reverting to the back-up of the 1986 Margaux. As paired against the 1996 Araujo, the Araujo won hands down, er, glass raised!



*****
Attendees: Tom, Eileen, June and Chris, Cindy and Bob, Clare and Cliff

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