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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Croquet Tournament Dinner

Chef: Vincent Nattress
"Meadowood Welcomes The Friends of Tom and Eileen"
Dinner on the Croquet Lawn at Meadowood Napa Valley
Aug. 5, 2006
Attendees: Glenn and Meredith, Kurt and Barbara, Mari and Dan, Claude and Katherine, Clare and Cliff, Paris and Stephanie, Patrick and Julie, Les and Maggie, Scott and Jenny, Paula and Bob

Tournament Hors' Douevres
Truffled white bean mousse on crostini
Mt. Tam Crostini, dried apricot and sweet chili
California Osetra caviar, chive blini and creme fraiche
"Spoon of love": seared sea bass, lemon butter, thyme, sweet corn
Quail eggs Benedict house smoked salmon, hollandaise, brioche toast
Crab cakes with creamy mustard sauce
With pitchers of iced tea and lemonade, and 2003 Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille chardonnay, 2003 Sequum Kidd Ranch zinfandel and Turley Dusi Vineyards Paso Robles Zinfandel

Amuse Bouche
Truffle & White Corn Panna Cotta
Salad of Chanterelle & Micro Celery
With 1990 Dom Pérignon

First Course
A Celebration of Heirloom Tomatoes & Basil, Panzanella, Tower Water
With 2000 Comte Lafon Meursault-Perrières

Second Course
Duet of Foie Gras
Torchon with Peaches & Seared with Aged Maple Syrup
With 1990 Château d’Yquem

Third Course
Balsamic Glazed Wolfe Ranch Quail
Wehani Rice & Meadowood Garden Romano Beans
With 1990 Luciano Sandrone Cannubi Boschiis and 1993 Bryant Family

Fourth Course
Range Fed Lamb Rack, Heirloom Zucchini Croquet & Tempura Blossom, Sweet Pepper Infused Cabernet-Lamb Jus
With 1995 Harlan, 1998 Screaming Eagle and 2002 Luce Abbey cabernet

Cheese Course
Goat’s Leap, Baby Mâche, Panforte, Toasted Almonds
With 1853 Whitwhams Reserve King Pedro V

Coffee, Tea

Friday, August 04, 2006


Chef: Heather Kieffer
Attendees: Dan and Mari, Glenn and Meredith, Parris and Stephanie, Curt and Barbara
Hosts: Tom, Eileen, Achilles, Gabriela, Scarlet, Artemis
Location: Galatea

2003 Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese Nahe (magnum)
2003 Peter Michael La Carriere
1999 Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir
1999 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Syrah
1999 Chateau Rayas CNP
1999 Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
1991 Del Forno Romano Amarone
1990 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Hengst Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive
2000 Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet
1977 Dow's Vintage Port

Roasted New Potato Stuffed with Apple wood Smoked Bacon, Creme Fraiche and Chives
Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe with a Chiffonade of Basil

Salmon cakes over a bed Arugula and Frisee topped with a Lemon Dill Aioli

Corn, Cherry Tomato and Avocado Crostini (tossed with Cumin Lime Vinaigrette)

BBQ Shrimp with Ancho Chili Sauce

Main Courses
Heirloom Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil Salad drizzled with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

BBQ Ribs

Grilled Ahi Tuna with Mango Chili Sauce

Cajun Corn

Baked Beans

Warm Peach, Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream