Tasted Thursday, October 11, 2007 by Dave Dalluge with 372 views
Winestreet sent out a last minute e-mail less than a week ago for a tasting of the wines of Leroy at WA Frost on October 11th. It's no surprise that this filled up fast. WA Frost is an excellent restaurant, and who doesn't love Leroy. The cost was $125 for wine, food, and gratuity. Most of the Kitchen Tasting Group made it including Brad England, Chris Palm, Steve Sigmond, and Chris Larson. We took one of the tables for eight and an unlucky, late-arriving couple was forced to join us as the other three tables were full. Dave and Michele were treated to a spectacle of wine geekdom and revelry that may put them off wine tastings for some time.
The menu featured four courses plus an amuse bouche and a cheese course. The food was first rate, although we got a good laugh out of the idea that the kitchen was acually closed since most of the courses were served uncooked (including beef tartare, salmon gravlox, and ahi tuna) Only the quail course was actually cooked.
After dinner we headed up to the bar and poured over the excellent WA Frost wine list. Brad and Brian from Winestreet joined us and helped keep the festivities going strong for at least another hour (after all, most of these guys don't have a strenous job like me, and can sleep in if they are out too late).
It was great to see everyone again and to meet a few new Minneapolis wine lovers. This was an incredibly fun evening. And actually just a warm-up for a big weekend of wine drinking. We've got all 31 vintages of Phelps Insignia on Saturday night (coincidentally at WA Frost) and a Burgundy extravaganza at Siggy's on Sunday night. I better get some sleep on Friday!!!