Tasted Thursday, August 23, 2007 by AllRed with 363 views
The August event featured various wines paired with appetizers prepared by Chef Brandy Fernow, a personal chef and caterer in Batavia. www.personalchefbrandy.com
The King Estate was poured as attendees arrived.
Smoked Salmon Spirals with Dill Creme Fraiche. The dish was okay, but I felt the lemon zest used in the creme fraiche was overpowering. The wine helped tone down the citrus, but not nearly enough.
Braised Meatballs in Tomato & White Wine Sauce. The meatballs contained beef, turkey and bacon, and were a bit soft. The flavor was very good though, and the sauce was a nice touch. Decent pairing with the flavors and acidity of the Vietti.
No dish was served as Brandy's kitchen was without power due to the fierce storms that blew through the area that afternoon. The scheduled pairing was Bacon Wrapped Figs with Pomegranate Glaze.
Mexican Chocolate Brownies with Spiced Whipped Cream. The brownies conatined spiced Mexican chocolate, which were very nice. Just a bit too chewy for my liking, but very good flavor. The chocolate/chocolate pairing was rich.