Two Superb Wine Dinners for Father’s Day


The first one was on June 4th and we pared wines from 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, 5900 Pearl Rd, Eagle, ID 83616. The second wine dinner was paring Koenig Vineyards, 21452 Hoskins Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607. Both wine dinners were at Chandlers Prime Steaks and Fine Seafood, 981 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702. We had superb wines and food. If you are in Boise and want a fantastic meal – steaks and seafood being their primary dishes – be sure to go to Chandlers. Check all of the posted links for more information and their hours of operation. Enjoy these photos of the dinners. Let’s start with 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. You can follow along for the ingredients with the posted menu. Double click any of these photos to see them enlarged. Cheers!

Some of the crowd for appetizers.
Eagle Hills AVA Association President.
Robin relaxes before dinner!
The Menu and Wine List for the evening.
Appetizers
Frutti di Mare
Duck Two Ways
Intermezzo Sorbet
American Wagyu Flat Iron Steak
Fromage Blanc Cheesecake

And then on June 11th, we had a wine dinner featuring Koenig Vineyards wines. Here are some photos to enjoy!

Table setting and mood setter
The menu and wine list.
Appetizers
Opening dinner wine.
Moules Frites. The wine above went with this dish.

Baby Lamb Chops. The wine above was served with these delicious lamb chops.
Intermezzo Sorbet

Braised Short Ribs. The Private Reserve was an awesome paring.

Assorted House Made Truffles. The Ice Wine was a superb match!

Northwest Wine Dinner at the Buzz in Boise.


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This was an interesting wine dinner. Differently good! One does not often get spinach at a wine dinner. Hard to pair with the wine. The roasted tomato salad was good. There was no Miner’s Lettuce in it. The Miner’s Lettuce pictured here in in our garden. Here are the photos of the dinner and you be the judge as to whether it was different from the norm of wine dinners. I will score the wine on a [20] point rating system. Left-Click on any of the photos to see them full screen. And please VOTE above. Thanks and Cheers!

 
 

Salmon Canapes Potato and Mushroom Apple Cake

Salmon Canapes
Potato and Mushroom Apple Cake

2011 Iris Pinot Grigio
12.5% alc. a good wine with a full taste and long finish. went well with the appetizer. [18] $15.00

Pea Soup (interesting and good!) 2011 G3 Chardonnay 13.7 alc. nice gold color but lacking in taste. went well, however, with the soup

Pea Soup
(Interesting and good!)

2011 G3 Chardonnay
13.7 alc. nice gold color but lacking in taste. went well, however, with the soup [17] $15.00

Roasted Tomato Salad

Roasted Tomato Salad

2010 Willamette Whole Cluster Pinot Noir
13.5% alc. sand and clay on the nose. not a big Pinot as some are. it did pair well with the salad and the dressing. [17] $23.00

Huckleberry Chicken Creamed Spinach Biscuits 2010 Willamette Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 13.5% alc. sand and clay on the nose. not a big Pinot as some are. it did pair with the chicken and especially the spinach. [17] $2.00

Huckleberry Chicken
Creamed Spinach
Biscuits

2010 Bryan Carter Abracadabra
13.8% alc. really went well with the chicken and especially the spinach. great body and taste and finish. [19] $19.00 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp 2010 Bryan Carter Abracadabra 13.8% alc. really went well with the rhubarb. great body and taste and finish. [19] $19.00 2011 Sawtooth Syrah 13.3% alc. Idaho's first 91+ nationally scored wine and I can see why. the aroma was a little lite but everything else was superb. congratulations to Sawtooth Winery. [19] $15.00 (Great buy!)

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Sawtooth Syrah
13.3% alc. Idaho’s first 91+ nationally scored wine and I can see why. the aroma was a little lite but everything else was superb. congratulations to Sawtooth Winery. [19] $15.00 (Great buy!)


 
And just as a closer, here are some spring flowers that Robin likes that are planted in our garden. Enjoy.
 
Columbine
Columbine

Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding Hearts