Help Parma Ridge Bistro and Winery Celebrate 5 Years!


Celebrating 5 Years this Weekend at Parma Ridge!
[Congratulations!]

We opened our doors August 28, 2015 — come by this weekend to help us Celebrate! We will be doing patio dining and wine tasting Friday thru Sunday this weekend. We will be featuring our famous Peach Sangria, Food Specials and a Prize Drawing. Customers will receive a ticket for the Drawing for each bottle purchased from August 28-30. Drawing for the Parma Ridge Gift Basket will be held at 4pm Sunday (you do not need to be present to win).

Reservations may be required in order to dine on-site. Dining hours are Friday & Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. limited to patio seating only.
Please call or text us today!

If desired, customers may continue to order Take-Out and Curbside Pick-Up by calling or texting 208-946-5187. Thank you for continuing to support small businesses during this time!

We are available by appointment outside of regular business hours for Wine Pick-Up
You can text us at 208-946-5187 or email us at info@parmaridge.wine to make a reservation or appointment.

EXCITING NEWS

Our 2017 Carménère took at GOLD MEDAL in the Idaho Wine Competition!
Be sure to stock up before its gone!
Additionally our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon received a Silver Medal and our Rhubarb wine took a Bronze.
Read More about the Competition Results here: https://greatnorthwestwine.com/2020/08/19/williamson-vineyards-young-albarinno-rises-to-top-of-2020-idaho-wine-competition/

UPCOMING EVENTS

UnWined at the Parma Motor-Vu Drive-In
Thursday, August 27th
29522 US-95, Parma, ID 83660
Gates open at 6:30 pm, wine sales will be taking place from 7:00-8:30 pm before the movie.
The theater is showing the wine movie Sideways at 8:50 pm/sunset.
Participating wineries include SCORIA Vineyards, W2 Winery, Potter Wines, Coiled Wines, Parma Ridge Winery, and more!
Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
Please purchase your $10 entrance ticket per car BEFORE the show thru Event Brite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unwined-tickets-111702300588. Wine purchases will be separate and on-site during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Thirsty Thursday @ Red Top Market from 5 p.m – 8 p.m.
Join us for the LAST THIRSTY THURSDAY of 2020! Music by @gtcharlieband, delicious food by @hophouse208 and of course great beer and wine from @parmaridgewinery. We can’t wait to see everyone there! #cheers! #produce #harvest2020
Local Produce & Goods from Local Farms to Your Table
26192 Red Top Rd, Wilder, ID
Learn more at: https://www.goodingfarms.com/red-top-market

Specials this Weekend
Wagu Beef Skewers – $18.95
Snake River Farms Wagu Beef Skewers with a fresh Chimichurri Sauce Served over Coconut Lime Rice (pictured above) All weekend while supplies last!

Entrees Available Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. – Close
Wild Mushroom Chicken Marsala – $19.95
Grilled Chicken Breast with Marsala Sauce, Mushroom Medley from Groves Country Farms, Truffle Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Local Chef’s Choice Grilled Vegetable from Red Top Market

Kalamata Chicken – $19.95
Grilled Chicken Breast with a Smoked Gouda Kalamata Cream Sauce, Truffle Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Local Chef’s Choice Grilled Vegetable from Red Top Market

Storm’s Salmon

Storm’s Famous Salmon – $29.95
Brined, Lightly Smoked and Seared Salmon with Lemon Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Local Chef’s Choice Grilled Vegetable from Red Top Market

8 oz. Filet Mignon – $32.95
Char-Broiled Filet Mignon with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Mashed Potatoes and Local Chef’s Choice Grilled Vegetable from Red Top Market

Enjoy the 1-inch Cut Ribeye Steak

16 oz. Ribeye Steak – $29.95
Char-Broiled Ribeye with Cabernet Demi-Glace Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Local Chef’s Choice Grilled Vegetable from Red Top Market

Sunday Special (in addition to Regular Menu)
Stormy D’s Breakfast Sandwich – $7.95
Your choice of Bacon, Maple Sausage or Chorizo with Egg and Cheddar Cheese on a Pretzel Bun with two Hashbrowns

Updated Menu
Sides/Appetizers

Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries – $6
Served with Mesquite Aioli

Warm Brie – $8.95
Warm Brie with an Orange Liqueur Honey Butter, Toasted Walnuts and Balsamic Cherry Reduction with sliced baguette

Simple Caesar – $5
Caesar Dressing, Homemade Croutons and Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Mixed Green Salad $5
Chopped Romaine with Arugula, Homemade Vinaigrette, Roma Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Shaved Carrots, Snow Pea Pods, Beecher’s White Cheddar Crumbles and Homemade Croutons

*Add a chicken breast and make it an entree size salad for $12.95

Korean Chicken

Korean Chicken – $13.95
Grilled Chicken Thigh Skewers Marinated in Korean Barbecue Sauce and served with Coconut Lime Rice

Coconut Shrimp – $10.95
6-Breaded Coconut Shrimp served with Coconut Lime Rice and Korean Barbeque and Sweet Chili Dipping Sauces

Burgers and Sandwiches
Served with Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries and Mesquite Aioli

Chicken Pesto Sandwich – $13.95
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Pesto, Swiss Cheese and Prosciutto on a Toasted Ciabatta Bun

Storm’s Delux

Storm’s Deluxe – $12.95
Double R Ranch Burger with American Cheese, Shredded Lettuce and Old-School Diner Sauce

The G&R – $13.95
Double R Ranch Burger with Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms, Melted Swiss Cheese and Lighthouse Blue Cheese Dressing

The Rutherford Burger

The Rutherford- $15.95
Double R Ranch Burger with Smokey Mayo, Bacon, Rocket Greens, Cabernet Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese Fondue

Flatbreads
Meat Combo – $11.95
Salami, Pepperoni & Sausage with Homemade Red Sauce

Pizza Margherita – $9.95
San Marzano Tomato Sauce with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Sea Salt

The Fungi – $9.95
Mushrooms with Shaved Parmesan, Rosemary and Truffle Oil

Pepperoni, Mushroom & Sausage – $11.95
with Homemade Red Sauce

Pepperoni – $9.95
with Homemade Red Sauce

The Patricia – $11.95
Prosciutto and Arugula with a Balsamic Reduction

Desserts
Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake – $7.95
An elegant white chocolate New York Cheesecake artistically aswirl with vibrant wild blueberries

Chocolate Nutella Torta – $7.95
A flourless cake filled with roasted hazelnuts layered between a decadent milk chocolate buttercream & finished with a chocolate Nutella ganache

Save the Date for these Upcoming Live Music Nights:
Saturday, September 5th, Bad Dog Lou
Saturday, September 19 The James Gang

More about the Bands:
Bad Dog Lou is a local favorite! A Parma Band featuring a variety of Rock.

The James Gang
James Barrett- Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Rochelle Barrett-Lead Vocals
Ken Lynde- Lead Guitar
James and Rochelle are father-daughter duo. James has been playing/singing for 42 years. Rochelle has been singing for over 20 years. They have been performing together for over 15 years. Kenny Lynde joined the band just over 4 years ago. They have a passion for taking a song and making it our own. Putting their own twist on each song is what we do and love to sing every genre of music!

RockIts were born in Boise Idaho in the summer of 2018. The band was born of love and mutual respect for roots rock and roll and hillbilly country. Featuring Telecaster Guitar, Doghouse Bass, and Drums. Three part vocals and harmonies covering everything from Johnny Cash to Elvis to Marty Stuart and Dwight Yoakam. If you love some Ladies of country music like, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker you’ll be sure to enjoy this band. The band is comprised of members Jim Geranios, guitar and vocals. Nikki Barrett, vocals. Keith Dunn, drums and Russ Rawlins on bass and vocals. Between the four of us we have over one hundred years combined experience in the entertainment industry.

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON OUR NEXT WINE RELEASE!

While you are stocking up on those last minute essentials, don’t forget that our wines are now available for purchase at the Alberstons Marketplace in Meridian and Now the Alberston’s on Broadway!
2019 Avielle, Rosé of Merlot
2016 The Last Zin
2016 Estate Merlot
2019 Rhubarb Wine is Back at Albertson’s in Meridian!
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon — at Albertson’s on Broadway only
(Introductory pricing too)
For those that purchase a bottle (or more) of wine at the Marketplace, bring in your receipt to Parma Ridge to receive a FREE GLASS OF WINE once dine-in is available
(white for white bottles purchase and red for red bottles purchased)
We want to show Alberston’s what a great product we have! Thank you for your loyal support!

Our Full Bistro Menu is offered Friday – Sunday and can be found online at: http://www.parmaridge.wine/catering.html

Cheers,

Artist Stephanie and Chef Storm
Sous Chef Megan

Parma Ridge Winery
24509 Rudd Road, Parma ID, 83660
208-946-5187
http://www.parmaridge.wine

 

Don’t forget to pick up some 2017 Carménère, our Gold Medal Winner!
Join us for our Anniversary Weekend August 28-30. Make your reservation today!

Copyright © 2020 Parma Ridge Winery, All rights reserved.
http://www.parmaridge.wine
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Birthday Party for Robin at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro


And what a super party it was. Great food prepared by Chef Storm – Prime Rib Bar – and awesome family: Chris and Anna, Ray and Annabel Lusty from Utah, Marnie and Eric and Robin and I. Happy that it was still warm enough to eat on the patio overlooking the vineyard, as pictured here. And if you have never eaten at the winery, you really need to go. No! You REALLY need to go. Super good wines! Super good Wait Staff and Owners and super good food prepared by Chef Storm and Sous Chef Megan! Call first though, for reservations. RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 24509 Rudd Road Parma ID 83660 US (208) 946-5187 info@parmaridge.wine. See their link in the sidebar. Here are some photos of our visit.

Old and New Parma Ridge Merlot
Chris and Anna
Annabel and Ray Lusty
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Brie Plate
Fondue
Prime Rib Bar. Chef Storm is slicing the Prime Rib.
Plated Prime Rib Dinner.
Grand Marnier Brûlée
Grilled Peach and Wine

Williamson Vineyards Opens New Tasting Room


Williamson Orchards and Vineyards InformationCongratulations to Williamson Orchards and Vineyard on the opening of their new, and beautiful I might add, tasting room in Sunnyslope. They can be reached at (208) 459-7333 and the new tasting room is at 14807 Sunnyslope Rd. Robin and I had a great visit on their opening day. They are open for tastings Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00pm. Monday and Tuesday by appointment only.

Williamson Orchards and Vineyards is a family owned and operated business which aims to produce the highest quality product and provide honest and knowledgeable service to our clients. We feel it is important to practice good business while serving as stewards of the land. We strive to use natural and organic growing methods whenever possible. We offer fine wines for purchase in our tasting room. [willorch.com]

Here are some photos. Enjoy!

Bev Williamson Mack the Sales and Marketing Manager.
Bev Williamson Mack the Sales and Marketing Manager. I asked her if they were going to open a bistro or a BandB in the adjacent building to the tasting room, and she said not at the present time. The adjacent building, though, could be used as a meeting location. But its main purpose is for offices. Cheese and other cooler foods will be available in the tasting room.
Handy Williamson Wine Club application. Just print it out.
Handy Williamson Wine Club application. Just print it out.
The tasting room as seen from Sunnyslope Road.
The tasting room as seen from Sunnyslope Road.
The entrance.
The entrance.
Inside the tasting room.
Inside the tasting room.
Enjoying wine samples.
Enjoying wine samples.
Patrick Williamson, Orchardist, supplying a barrel tasting of Syrah and Petit Sirah. They're going to be super!
Patrick Williamson, Orchardist, supplying a barrel tasting of a wonderful Petit Sirah (probably another 2 years in the barrel) and a very good Syrah (Ready to be bottled). They’re going to be super!
Wine sample display.
Wine sample display.

Chilean Wines Served at TVWS


10Sept2014_1_TVWS-Basque-Wines_2012-Serres TempranilloMany, many thanks to Garry Scholz for putting on a great event, even though he was fighting laryngitis. Some really good wines were presented to almost 30 people who attended. It seems as though the pre-pay through Brown Paper Bag was a success. If you want to attend, you will need to buy tickets in advance of the event. The TVWS then informs Meadowlake of the number of people who have paid and will be attending. The fee is non-refundable! I had to find someone to take one of our tickets as Robin could not be there. If you want to be on the invitation list, please let someone on the Board and you will be sent an invitation. (Here is a link to the TVWS Board of Directors) Here is what we had tonight. Enjoy!

One of the better wines, in my opinion.
One of the better wines, in my opinion.
Some goodies on the appetizer table.
Some goodies on the appetizer table.
Cheese Platter
Cheese Platter
Some of the wines that were served.
Wines that were served.
Salad Fixings - Tomato, Onion and Carrots
Salad Fixings – Tomato, Onion and Carrots
Appetizer
Appetizer
Appetizer
Appetizer
Appetizer
Appetizer
Veggie Empanadas
Veggie Empanadas
Meat Empanadas
Meat Empanadas
Corn and Potato Pancakes
Corn and Potato Pancakes
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche

July 4th Weekend at Parma Ridge Winery


11May2016_1_Parma-Ridge_Storm-CloudsOK. So I really need to try to stop using my IPhone for looking at these notices. The first one Stephanie sent me is now floating around in La-La Land laughing! Grrrrrr! But everything comes to those who wait and Stephanie was kind enough to re-send this information. Thanks Stephanie.
It looks like a busy and exciting weekend. And the food! It looks delicious. I know the wines are fantastic. We had some last night at Capitol Cellars Hosts Parma Ridge Winery. Add that event to the July 4th celebrations and it could be a long weekend. Here’s what’s happening at Parma Ridge Winery this weekend.

A beautiful weekend of wonderful wine, fabulous food, and an amazing view is coming up!

It’s 4th of July Weekend! Bring your family and enjoy the wine and delicious cuisine on the patio. We are open Friday, 12-9 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. this weekend offering wine tasting and our regular menu all weekend long. We now have a large tent on the side yard for extra shade thanks to Northwest Produce. Come check it out and enjoy the view!

Join us for Happy Hour on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday Brunch Specials. Reservations recommended for parties of 4 or more.

We had an amazing time last night at the Parma Ridge Wine Dinner at Capitol Cellars. Thank you to Logan and the Smyser Family for being excellent hosts. Check out some photos of the evening below.

DELICIOUS FOOD SPECIALS THIS WEEKEND
(while supplies lasts):

Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich with Swiss Cheese and Prosciutto on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll and Homemade Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries for $9.95
One-Inch Cut Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Char-Grilled Broccolini and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $15.95
Storm’s Famous Salmon Brined, Lightly Smoked and Pan Fried with Rosemary Truffle Butter and Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes accompanied by Char-Grilled Broccolini Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $16.95
Shrimp Scampi with Linguine Pasta – Sauteed Jumbo Prawns with White Wine Lemon Butter Sauce, Tossed with Shaved Parmesan and Fresh Parsley on a Bed of Linguine and Char-Grilled Broccolini with a Slice of Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $14.95

NEW! Brunch Burger (SUNDAY ONLY)
Quarter-Pound Black Angus Burger with Melted Double Cream Brie, Apple-wood Smoked Bacon, and Sunny-side up Egg with a Lemon-Tarragon Aioli and Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries for $9.95
Happy Hour Specials Friday
from 4-7 p.m. with purchase of glass of wine, mimosa or beer:

Flatbread
Flatbread
2 Sliders with Rosemary Truffle Fries: Pork, Mesquite Ground Beef, “Triple B“ or “Deluxe” – $6.50
Personal size Flatbread: BBQ Pork, BBQ Grilled Chicken, “The Patricia,” “The Kathleen”, “Fungi”, Sausage/Pepperoni, or Pepperoni – $6.50
Parma Ridge Grilled Romaine Salads: Bacon & Blue Cheese or Chicken Caesar – $6.50
Parma Ridge Pear Salad: Mixed greens with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese and Poached Pear – $6.50
Basket of Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries with House-made aioli – $5

Sunday Brunch Specials:

Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy

NEW! Brunch Burger – Quarter-Pound Black Angus Burger with Melted Double Cream Brie, Apple-wood Smoked Bacon, and Sunny-side up Egg with a lemon-tarragon aioli and Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries for $9.95
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with Cheesy Bacon Fries – $6.95
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy with a Fried Egg – $7.95

We are sampling our new 2014 Parma Ridge Merlot Zinfandel Blend in the Tasting Room this weekend, not yet bottled so get a sneak peak of how it’s tasting!

Mark Your Calendar for these upcoming Events

Parma Ridge night at the Movies, Join us at the Parma Motor-Vu Drive-In Theater on Wednesday, July 13 at 8 p.m. for Wine tasting and the movie Bottle Shock. $5 entry fee gets you a tasting AND admission to the movie that will be starting at dusk. Wine will also be available to purchase by the glass and bottle that evening.
The Lucky Tongue Band, Friday, July 8 from 5-9 p.m. on the Parma Ridge patio. We had such a great time last time around, that we wanted to get them back on the calendar for a Friday evening. It is sure to be a fun night of great music, wine and food! (call ahead if you’d like to reserve a patio table)

29June2016_1c_Capitol-Cellars_Storm-And-Stephanie_Robin-Better

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Cheers,
Steph & Storm
Parma Ridge Winery
208-946-5187
info@parmaridge.wine

 

 

Parma Ridge Wine Dinner at Capitol Cellars
Parma Ridge Wine Dinner at Capitol Cellars
Parma Ridge Wine Dinner at Capitol Cellars
Parma Ridge Wine Dinner at Capitol Cellars

Copyright © 2016 Parma Ridge Winey, All rights reserved.

24509 Rudd Road, Parma ID, 83660
208-946-5187
http://www.parmaridge.wine
http://www.facebook.com/ParmaRidge

Capitol Cellars Hosts Parma Ridge Winery


The entrance at 5th and Main in the Belgrade Building.Such a great Wine Dinner hosted by Capitol Cellars in Boise. The featured wines were from Parma Ridge Winery. And if I may so bold as to say, if you need something to do on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, give the Parma Ridge Winery Restaurant a try. Chef Storm Hodges does an awesome job in the kitchen while Stephanie serves some great wines.
The wine dinner served consisted 1 appetizer and 3 entrees and Parma Ridge wines that were perfectly matched. The 2014 Merlot that was served with the Pork Ballontine is in short supply – they have mostly sold out. A wonderful Idaho Merlot and we were lucky enough to get 2 bottles! Yea! Here is how the dinner went. Delicious!

Stephanie and Chef Storm Hodges. Ownrs/Winemakers of Parma Ridge Winery.
Stephanie and Chef Storm Hodges. Owners/Winemakers of Parma Ridge Winery.
The Menu
The Menu

I did not get a photo of the appetizer, Amuse Bouche, an apricot-prosecco sorbet served with a 2015 Parma Ridge Winery Chardonnay. This was a super good chardonnay.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Ballontine goat cheese polenta cherry reduction sauce micro red cabbage sprouts 2014 Parma Ridge Winery Merlot

Bacon Wrapped Pork Ballontine
goat cheese polenta, cherry reduction sauce, micro red cabbage sprouts

2014 Parma Ridge Winery Merlot
such a perfect paring between the wine and the entree


Moroccan Chicken garbanzo beans, tomato, zucchini served over jasmine rice, cumin yogurt, cilantro 2014 Parma Ridge Winery Syrah another super good wine/food paring. wine went extremely well with the spiciness of the entrée

Moroccan Chicken
garbanzo beans, tomato, zucchini served over jasmine rice, cumin yogurt, cilantro

2014 Parma Ridge Winery Syrah
another super good wine/food paring. wine went extremely well with the spiciness of the entree

Italian Zabaglione fresh apricots and cherries 2015 Parma Ridge Winery LaRea Dolce Riesling you really do need to get some of this wine. superb!

Italian Zabaglione
fresh apriots and cherries

2015 Parma Ridge Winery LaRea Dolce Riesling
you really do need to get some of this wine. superb!

Exec Chef
Exec Chef Dave Shipley, “… As for the food, chef Dave Shipley, who worked with Dustan Bristol at Brick 29, was motioned to run the kitchen. He has a penchant for sourcing local and regional foodstuffs, like farmstead cheese from Ballard Family Dairy, greens from Purple Sage Farms and beef from Double R Ranch.”

Capitol Cellars did a fantastic job in preparing these entrees. Our hats are off to Exec Chef Dave Shipley. Wonderful job and it is great to see your using mostly local, Idaho products in your menu. From their website, “Our History – located in Boise’s historical Belgravia Building, Capitol Cellars opened its’ door in March 2015. Capitol Cellars takes pride in serving local cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full coffee bar and an extensive wine list.”

Hat Ranch/Vale Wines at Chandlers in Boise


Hat Ranch - Vale CollageChandlers Prime Steaks and Fine Seafood in Boise presented a wine dinner featuring Hat Ranch/Vale Wine Co Wineries. Great food and wines and we were privileged to be there. And I did find out that Hat Ranch Winery does have a Petit Verdot that is not blended with anything. It is 100%! One of the few and I do like a good Petit Verdot. We did start with a good Hors d’oeuvre of endive stuffed with Roquefort and walnut – which was very good – and a crostini with tapenade. Also served was puff pastry with fromage blanc. Whenever possible Chandlers uses all local, Idaho products.
But before we could start this fantastic wine dinner, we sat at the bar and asked the Bar Tender if he had a drink made with elderflower. In fact, he does – tow of them. One somewhat sweet and the other slightly tart. We got one of each to compare. I liked the somewhat tart one best. The drink is not on the bar menu, so you must ask for it.

Elderflower Cocktail
Elderflower Cocktail

The dinner bell was rung so we adjourned to the dining room. And this is what we had. Enjoy, we did!

The Menu
The Menu
Day Boat Scallop pan seared and set on a truffled potato cake with shiitake mushroom in a citru butter 2014 Vale Viornier

Day Boat Scallop
pan seared and set on a truffled potato cake

with
shiitake mushroom in a citrus butter

2014 Vale Viognier

Wine that was served with the duck.
Wine that was served with the duck.
Duck Two Ways  seared breast and leg confit on a red cabbage and apple slaw with port wine reduction and mascarpone polenta

Duck Two Ways
seared breast and leg confit on a red cabbage and apple slaw

with
port wine reduction and mascarpone polenta

Intermezzo Red Wine Sorbet

Intermezzo
Red Wine Sorbet

Braised Beef Cheeks with celery root and parsnip puree wilted frisee and sherry jus 2012 Vale Merlot

Braised Beef Cheeks
with
celery root and parsnip puree
wilted frisee and sherry jus

2012 Vale Merlot

Manchego accompanied with wild honeycomb candioed walnuts and fresh berries 2013 Hat Ranch Tempranillo

Manchego
accompanied with
wild honeycomb
candied walnuts and fresh berries

2013 Hat Ranch Tempranillo

An extra that we ordered - Escargo that went very, very well with the Tempranillo. We shared the escargo with our table.
An extra that we ordered –

Escargo

The escargo went very, very well with the Tempranillo. We shared the escargo with our table.

There is our wine dinner. Delicious! And the wines were superb.

Extended Hours at Parma Ridge Winery


The East Block of Merlot overlooking the Hop Fields Below
The East Block of Merlot overlooking the Hop Fields Below

A sunny weekend is coming up at Parma Ridge

with

Wonderful Wine, Fabulous Food, and an Amazing View

We are now open until 9 p.m. on Fridays! Come enjoy the wine and delicious cuisine on the patio and watch the sunset. We are open Friday, 12-9 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. offering wine tasting and regular menu until 7 p.m. Fridays and the rest of the weekend. Check out our Happy Hour Menu on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and now a Late Night Menu from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays. Brunch specials offered all day on Sunday. Reservations recommended for parties of 4 or more.

Special Menu Items available this weekend while supplies last:
One-Inch Cut Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Grilled Asparagus and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $15.95

Storm’s Famous Salmon, Brined, Lightly Smoked and Pan Fried with Rosemary Truffle Butter with Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $16.95

In addition, we will offer our regular menu until 7 p.m. on Friday and the rest of the weekend.

Happy Hour Specials Friday from 4-7 p.m. with purchase of glass of wine, mimosa or beer:

2 Sliders with Rosemary Truffle Fries: Pork, Mesquite Ground Beef, “Triple B“ or “Deluxe” – $6.50
Personal size Flatbread: BBQ Pork, BBQ Grilled Chicken, “The Patricia,” “The Kathleen”, “Fungi”, Sausage/Pepperoni, or Pepperoni – $6.50
Parma Ridge Grilled Romaine Salads: Bacon & Blue Cheese or Chicken Caesar – $6.50
Parma Ridge Pear Salad: Mixed greens with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese and Poached Pear – $6.50
Basket of Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries with House-made aioli – $5

Late-Night Menu on Friday from 7-9 p.m. (our regular menu will not be available during this time):
Build your own Flatbreads $11.95: Choose your toppings!
Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries

Sunday Brunch Specials:
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast
Sandwich with Cheesy Bacon Fries – $6.95
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy with a Fried Egg – $7.95

June is Idaho Wine Month – Mark your Calendar for these upcoming events
Lucky Tongue Band, Saturday, June 18 from 1-5 p.m. on the Parma Ridge patio (call ahead if you’d like to reserve a patio table)
Winemaker Dinner at Capitol Cellars, Wednesday, June 29 – Check the website for updates in the next week
We look forward to seeing you this weekend at the Ridge!

Storm and Stephanie Hodge

 

Cheers,
Steph and Storm
Parma Ridge Winery
208-946-5187
info@parmaridge.wine

 

 

 

Our Delicious Salmon Special
Our Delicious Salmon Special
Pepperoni Flatbreads
Pepperoni Flatbreads

24509 Rudd Road, Parma ID, 83660
208-946-5187
http://www.parmaridge.wine
http://www.facebook.com/ParmaRidge

Soft Cheese Information


Home Winemaking 101 - Main EventRobin wrote this wonderful explanation particularly for the TVWS (Treasure Valley Wine Society) Board, but I think it needs to be read by a wider audience. And, she is certified in cheese knowledge. There is a photo at the end of the article of the cheeses she is talking about. Enjoy!

Triple Cream Cheeses
for
TVWS Board mtg. May 24

USA Cowgirl Creamery Petaluma and Pt. Reyes station – Organic Mt. Tam
$29.99/ lb Cows milk

French St. Andre Triple Cream Brie from near Burgundy, France
$14.99/lb…. Cows milk

La Tur Caseificio dell Alta Langa, Italy
Pasteurized Cow, Goat and Sheep 3 milk Soft ripened cheese.
$25.99/lb

Bread $2.49 Grapes $8.50 @$3.99/lb

Broadbent Selection NV Vino Verde $8.99

Macedon 2015 Pinot Noir – Macedonia north of Greece. $14.99

Americans consume 33lbs of cheese/year
There are 2000 varieties of Cheese first made ~ 8000 BC. Some Milk was stored in the stomach of an animal which added rennet and by jostling the milk separated into curds and whey. Animal sources of milk include not only cows and goats, but also sheep, water buffalo, yaks, camels, horses and reindeer.

Styles:
FRESH: cream cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, feta, chevre.
SEMI SOFT: provolone, gouda, port salut, havarti, fontina, raclette, comte.
SEMI HARD: cheddar, edam, swiss, gruyere, emmental, parmesan, asiago? Pecorino Romano.
WASHED RIND: munster, limburger, tallegio, salt brined and bloomed rind – Brie, Camembert.
BLUE: Maytag, Gorgonzola, Stilton, Roquefort.
Accompaniments: grapes, dates, nuts, figs, herbs and pepper. ”

“A meal without some cheese, is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.” (Brillat-Savarin 1700’s)
“The moon is made of a greene cheese.” (John Heywood 1546) But in 1546 greene meant unaged, not green in color.

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And here’s Robin’s information on Cheese Tasting –

CHEESE TASTING BASICS

Observe: color, texture, shape, condition. Descriptors: smooth, rough, sticky, downy, soft, hard, creamy, grainy, cylindrical, wedge, crumbs, slices, moist, dry.

Olfactory: smell the aroma: fresh, milky, fruity, mushroomy, earthy, floral, toasted, spicy, nutty, cauliflower-like.

Taste-slowly sample to release flavors. Consider flavors, textures and any lingering aftertaste. Descriptors:acidic/sharp/ tart, sweet, sharp, salty, bitter, creamy, yeasty, malty, fruity, robust, caramel, custardy, toasty, peppery, zesty, spicy, tangy. Texture: open or closed, soft, hard, firm, gritty, grainy, crumbly, chalky, springy, smooth, meaty.

Take notes: use a simple point rating score system. ie: 0-4 for poor, ok, good, great, sensational.

With wines look for a: compliment – Brie with sparkling , contrast – Blue with dessert wines, or clash – Blue with red table wines may leave a metallic aftertaste.”

TVWS Wine Buffet


TVWS LogoWell another wine dinner for the TVWS has come and gone.
Some mix-up in the presenters, but the dinner did go on. The members of the TVWS are so great in “stepping up to the plate” and that is exactly what they did. They knew what the buffet was going to be, so they went out and purchased Idaho wines for the dinner. Thank-You all who “covered” for the mistake and made the evening a success for the 34 people who were there. Thank-You too, Kathy Johnson, of Winery Seekers, for doing your part in Hosting. It is appreciated. Here are some photos from the evening.

Three wines that were use for the appetizer table.
Three wines that were use for the appetizer table.
The Appetizer Table.
The Appetizer Table.
Robert Parker pours some appetizer wine.
Robert Parker pours some appetizer wine.
Salad Makings
Salad Makings
Pork Chops
Pork Chops
Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes
Broccoli and Reed Peppers
Broccoli and Reed Peppers
Dinner is plated
Dinner is plated
Rhubarb and Strawberry Dessert
Rhubarb and Strawberry Dessert