The first course was an Arugula Salad with Beluga Lentil and Apple. I didn't eat a lot of the salad because there were two wines presented with the salad - the Black Rock Wild Cat White and a surprise white - and I was too busy talking with the other guests.
This is surprising to no one. If I had to eat with friends or co-workers at every meal, I would not have the paunch that I'm currently sporting.
The first wine was very, very good and I will have to purchase some as soon as I can. It was a surprise to me as I prefer reds.
The next course was a Black Bean Soup served with the Rancher's Red. Both were superb! Nils got up and talked about his vineyards and wines during this course. He seemed to do this begrudgingly, I might add, because he does not like to toot his own horn. That's ok because there are a LOT of people who will toot their horns for him! I ate some of the soup and took the rest (with a little more added by the kitchen) home to Scott to enjoy. So good!
|Pretty wines all in a row...|