Madison, WI- various venues
Tasted Friday, June 24, 2011 - Saturday, June 25, 2011 by floydtp with 766 views
The first CellarTracker event hosted by CT user petitblanc. Numerous CT members were in attendance from Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and various parts of Texas. We had around 17 people for Friday night and 20 or so for the Saturday events.
A reception tasting of sorts at petitblanc's home. This was, of course, after we had beer, brats and cheese curds at the student union on the water. Some instrument adjustment was needed for the TX group after arriving via plane.
Menu consisted of:
Amuse-Bouche- Gruyère Gougère with Chive Crème Fraiche
First Course- Colossal Shrimp Louis
Second Course- Lobster Risotto
Third Course- Filet of Beef with Pommes Lyonnaises, Charred Broccolini, Cabernet-Fig Glace
Fourth Course- Crème Brulée
I tasted every wine present with the exception of a 2005 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang and 2005 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex, which didn't make it all the way around the table.
Mr and Mrs petitblanc did a fantastic job of hosting this event in their home. For me, this was the most enjoyable part of the weekend.
First Course- Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Apricot Chutney.
Second Course- Louisiana Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Remoulade Sauce
Third Course- Lamb Lollipops on a bed of julienne mint and topped with veal butter and sweet potato casserole
Fourth Course- Beef Wellington
Fifth Course- Cheesecake and Chocolate Pecan Bark
Again, I missed two wines- 2006 Davis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley and 2006 Davis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Pinnacole Russian River Valley
Tremendous event. petitblanc went completely over the top in planning the event and both restaurants also went well out of their way to accomodate us. Thank you to everyone for sharing your passion and your wine for a weekend.