Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday Event

Last night I was lucky enough to get invited to Sam's birthday party, which was a wine tasting/pairing event at Willow Restaurant in Arlington. Sam put together a 7 course menu with wine pairings and it was delish!

Gougere with Truffle Butter
JD Merieau Bulles Brut Loire, France NV

Potato Latke with Beet & Goat Cheese Quenelle
Girard Sancerre Loire, France 2008

Bacon Wrapped Scallop with Rosemary Skewer
Gruner Veltliner

Proscuitto Fritter with Smoked Paprika Tomato Sauce
Brunelli Apricale Super Tuscan Italy 2007

Drunken Duck Flatbread
Carica “Kick RanehSyrah, Sonoma, California 2006

Vol au Vent Beef Wellington-Bacon Wrapped Duxelles with Mushrooms and Puff Pastry
Cadet Piola St. Emilion, France 2006

Buttermilk Blue Goat Cheese Crumble

After seven glasses of wine we headed to the Willow bar and had some small plates (I got a artichoke crab dip) and yet another good glass of wine. We then headed to Iota bar in Clarendon and put back a few more glasses of wine. (I think we can all properly agree there was a lot of wine last night).

Sam did a great job of putting this all together, I had an amazing time and really enjoyed the different wines and tasting them with the amazing food at Willow.

1 comment:

  1. Willow has an awesome fondue/cheese thing! It's right by my work too!