Joan, Paul and all the folks at Fermentations are the best hosts and hostesses I know. We had such an amazing time last night with our spontaneous eight-course dinner, we left shortly after midnight feeling pleasantly full, crazy-happy and spoiled beyond belief. Thanks guys, for a most beautiful evening!
So, what eight courses did we have, you ask?
...a delicious white that Terry brought. One objective of the evening was to bring some wines from our cellar that we need to enjoy before they pass their prime. We rarely drink wine at home anymore unless we have company (we need to do this more often!), so we needed this special occassion to break some of them out. Joan and Paul were up to the challenge of pairing food to the wines we brought and honestly, it was as if they had tasted the wines before choosing what they would serve. I love it when that happens! Culinary magic...
Next, we were served Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Spinach, Bacon in a Beurre Blanc sauce.
For the next course, we broke out our first red:
We backtracked for the next course...but we still had white left so it worked.
Next was Sesame Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon on a bed of Quinoa...
After a nice, long rest...
Can you believe we had dessert, too?? How were we not rolling out of there? It is truly amazing. Experiences like this are so rare, what else can you do but enjoy every minute of the blissful four hours we enjoyed there.
...good to the last drop!
Good friends, great food, amazing fun...//