Thanksgiving Feasts


When you retire, birthdays and major holidays are week long events. This past Thanksgiving was no different for us. Even the 415 mile round trip drive to Sun Valley, ID., via Twin Falls and the Blue Lakes. We took our friend and neighbor, David, to Sun Valley to see his parents, Susan and Walt – they treated us to a delicious buffet at the Sun Valley Inn – via Twin Falls and the Blue Lakes. Here you can travel and eat and drink wine with us on our sojourn. Enjoy the photo-trip! Left-Click the photos to see them enlarged.

Thanksgiving with Marnie and family and friends.

Robin, Mui Stowe and Myra Heueta

Myra, Myra’s friend, Eric and Marnie
Anna. Chris was helping in the kitchen.
“A little wine for thy stomachs sake.”
Mui made an awesome Thai Squash Soup.
Eric made this great fresh Salmon Dip.
Chris made the Wilted Lettuce Salad.
Dinner is plated.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie and Anna’s Cheese Cake with Strawberries.

And then we drove the 415 mile round trip sojourn to Sun Valley via Blue Lakes in Twin Falls, ID.

Blue Lakes, Twin Falls, ID
Blue Lakes
David at Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Lakes Canyon. The green in the water is watercress.
Sun Valley Inn Thanksgiving Buffet.
Salad Bar
Steamship Roast.
Ham
Turkey
Plenty of desserts were offered.

But no week is complete with some breakfast. How about –

Turkey Omelet with Cranberry and Crema. Acme Bakeshop Toasted Sourdough with Huckleberry Cranberry Jam.
And after returning from Sun Valley and Blue Lakes – where we (David) picked fresh watercress – I made Robin this Toasted English Muffin with Cream Cheese, Fresh Watercress and Lox.

Ah! Retirement is so great with family and friends. Cheers!

Fun at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro


It’s supposed to be sunny and beautiful, why not join us on the patio! Join us this Weekend with Wonderful Wine, Fabulous Food and an Amazing View

ATTENTION ALL CUSTOMERS
Our wines are now available for purchase at the Alberstons Marketplace in Meridian!
Enjoy our 2018 Avielle, Rosé of Merlot
2018 Tre Bianchi, Three White Blend
2016 The Last Zin & 2016 Reserve Merlot

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 (white for white or rosé bottles purchase and red for red bottles purchased)
We want to show Albertson’s what a great product we have! Thank you for your loyal support!

NOW OPEN 12-7 p.m. on WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
We now offer flatbread, salads, sliders & fries in addition to our small bites menu on these days.
Join us for Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday – Friday and enjoy Drink & Food Specials.We are open Friday & Saturday from 12-9 p.m., and Sunday 11 am- 5 pm with our Full Bistro Menu, Wine Tasting & Beer. Reservations Required for Dining after 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
You can now text us at 208-946-5187 to make a reservation.

FISH & CHIPS this Friday on the Ridge
Two Large Pieces of Beer-Battered Cod with Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries and Homemade Tarter Sauce for $15.95 (pictured below)

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

ATTENTION ALL CUSTOMERS
Our wines are now available for purchase at the Alberstons Marketplace in Meridian!
Enjoy our 2018 Tre Bianchi, Three White Blend &
2016 The Last Zin
(more wines coming soon)
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
(white for white or rosé bottles purchase and red for red bottles purchased)
We want to show Alberstons what a great product we have! Thank you for your loyal support!

NEW RELEASES AVAILABLE
2018 Chardonnay, $18 Retail, $15.30 Wine Club
100% Chardonnay
Featuring grapes from Parma Ridge Vineyards and Fargo Farms, enjoy notes of orange blossom and lemon zest with a smooth citrus finish on this un-oaked style Chardonnay.

2018 LaRea Dolce, $22 Retail, $18.70 Wine Club
77% Gewürztraminer
23% Riesling
With hints of pear and honeycrisp apple, this wine is a perfect homage to one of the sweetest people we know, Storm’s mom, Susan LaRea. Enjoy this sweet wine as an aperitif or with crème brule or on its own as dessert.

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, $38 Retail, $32.30 Wine Club
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet lover’s dream promotes a subtle sweetness with notes of blackberry and plum with a smooth tannic finish.

2016 The Bomb, $40 Retail, $34 Wine Club
61% Merlot
27% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Malbec
“The Bomb,” aptly named for the tannic explosion of cardamom and vanilla with a tobacco-oak finish. Culminated in both French and American Oak for 24 months, you will light your pants on fire after enjoying this bottle.

Thanks to all our wine club who joined us for the Member-Only Event on September 12th! It was an amazing time with excellent wine and appetizers. If you didn’t have a chance to join us, your wine is available for pick up in the tasting room during regular business hours.
 
 
 
See you this weekend on the Ridge!
Cheers,

Chef Storm and Stephanie
Sous Chef Megan

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

 

Try our Pesto Pasta Salad on Wednesdays & Thursdays!
Our House-Made Beer-Battered Fish & Chips are on the Friday menu!

Robin’s Birthday Lunch at Bacquet’s Restaurant in Eagle, ID


Bacquet’s Restaurant, Address: 1117 E Winding Creek Dr #150, Eagle, ID 83616, Hours: 11:30am – 10PM. Phone: (208) 577-6238. Easily a 5-Star French (the best in the area and the only one) restaurant and well worth the trip. Suggest you call for reservations, though. Here is some of what we had. Enjoy. We did.

Menu

House Salad
organic greens, tomatoes, shallots, parmesan cheese house balsamic dressing

Delicious!

French Onion Soup

Traditional Flatbread
bacon, shallots, Swiss cheese, cream on a cracker-like crust

Salmon with Pasta and Capers

Salmon Champenoise
fresh salmon filet baked in white wine, cream, pesto and crusted with Parmesan cheese and served over vegetable basmati rice

Birthday Lemon Cheesecake

Chocolate Mousse

An awesome, 5-Star late lunch. Thanks Chef for a great Birthday meal. Thanks Marnie for treating us.

Birthday Lunch at Parma Ridge Bistro for Robin, Chris and Myra


Happy Birthdays –

Myra

Chris
Robin

And to Robin – we have some feeders attracting the hummingbirds – Happy Birthday!

And here are some things that Stephanie and Chef Storm Hodge made for us. Delicious! Thank-You!

The Bomb. 2016 Big Red

Coconut Shrimp
Romaine Caesar Salad
Mushroom Omelet
Wine Lovers Chocolate Cake

And earlier this week, I made Robin –

AirFryer Shredded Wheat with Caramelized Sugar and Fruit

Avocado Sandwich on Toasted Acme Bakeshop Whole Wheat, Garlic, Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Slice

And this, too!

Chicken Potpie

Chicken Potpie. And all from Scratch!

Superb 36th Anniversary Party at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro


It is not often that I rave about an eating place, but the Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro is one of our favorites and definitely a 5-Star eatery. Staff is awesome and Chef Storm and Stephanie Hodge, the owners, winemakers, artist and “chief cook and bottle washers”, sorta, are so humble, courteous and kind. Kudos to you both and to your superb staff! And Thank-You for such a great venue for our 36th wedding anniversary. The food was superb and the patio seating was great. Note: The winery and bistro are a great place to go Wednesday through Sunday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you had best call for reservations. Contact information is at the link above. Left Click any of these photos to see them enlarged.

Chef storm and Stephanie Hodge
The meal that they prepared for us was great. Here is some of what we had.

Cheese Board
Beecher’s Aged White Cheddar, Chefs Choice Assorted Cheeses, Blue Cheese Fondue, Sliced Salami, Grapes, Crackers and Sliced Baguette

Puff Pastry filled with Lobster
in a
Cream Cognac Reduction Sauce

This is not on the regular menu, but rather was specially made for us by Chef Storm. It would be great to have this on the appetizer menu!! Thank-You Chef Storm for this surprise. Delicious!

Rutherford Burger
All-Beef Patty with Smokey Mayo, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Rocket Greens, Cabernet Grilled Onions & Sliced Smoked Blue Cheese

Pear Salad
with
Grilled Chicken
Mixed Greens with Apple Cider Viniagrette, Blue Cheese Crumbles and Poached Pears

Char-Broiled Filet Mignon
with
Cabernet Beef Demi-Glacé, Roasted Garlic Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Broccolini

Char-Broiled Ribeye
with
Cabernet Beef Demi-Glacé, Roasted Garlic Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Broccolini

And then the desserts. Yes. That is plural! We passed them around so everyone got some.

Meyer Lemon Custard
with a
Blueberry Compote, Lemon Whipped Cream and Lemon Wafers

Tiramisu Bread Pudding
Croissant Bread Pudding with a Mascarpone whip Over a Kahlúa Chocolate Sauce

Wine Lover’s Chocolate Cake
A Red Wine Infused Dark Chocolate Sponge Cake Filled With a Joshua Storm Butter Cream and Finished With a Chocolate Ganache

And finally, thanks to all these delightful folks who joined us.

Chris and Anna
Myra
Marnie and Eric
A view of the patio

Spring Release at Parma Ridge Winery


 
A really good release party at Parma Ridge Winery on April 18. Warm temperatures. Clear skies. Great food. Great wines. Here are the wines that were released and the Tapas we had. Left-Click any photo to see enlarged.

 

 

2018 Avielle. 100% Merlot. This Rosé is maned after Avielle, our fiery daughter with Strawberry Blonde hair. Enjoy notes of sweet honey and ripened strawberries with a crisp finish. [Blog Note: Don’t miss this one. It is superb!]
Paring: Crostini with Borsin, Crispy Prosciutto and Blackberry Compote.

 

 

2018 Tre Bianchi. 63% Gewürztraminer, 20% Riesling and 17% Viognier. Meaning “Three Whites” in Italian, this full-bodied white features pronounced citrus and melon notes.
Paring: Tempura Halibut Bites with Unagi Sauce.

 

2016 The Last Zin. 75% Merlot and 26% Zinfandel. “The Last Zin” is a final hurrah to our Zinfandel that perished in the hard-freeze of 2016. This estate-grown red is balanced with notes of wild blackberry, smooth tannins and a touch of charred caramel.
Paring:“The Rochester” – A Korean Chicken Slider with Arugula, Grilled local sweet Onions and Sriracha Aioli. [Superb!]

 
2016 Tempranillo. 100% Tempranillo. This Spanish Varietal features subtle spices, roasted red pepper and dried cranberry with a smooth oak finish.
Paring: Fresh Fried Chips and Chipotle Cheddar Dip wwith Smoked Chorizo and Filet Mignon Bites.

Weekend of March 7 at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro


Join us this Weekend with Wonderful Wine, Fabulous Food and an Amazing View
We are open Wednesday & Thursday from 12-5 p.m. for Wine Tasting, Beer and our Small Bites Menu, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 11 am- 5 pm with our Full Bistro Menu, Wine Tasting & Beer.
Reservations Required for Dining from 5-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
You can now text us at 208-946-5187 to make a reservation.

Parma Ridge was featured in the AAA Magazine, thank you Nathan Leigh for the write-up on our location!

“Settle in at Parma Ridge Winery, just southeast of Parma, Idaho, and on a clear day you might be able to see nearly 60 miles from east to west—a panoramic view of the whole lower Boise River Valley.” —Nathan Leigh

Join us for Happy Hour Friday from 4-6 p.m.
$1 off Mimosas
$3 Cans of Payette Beer
$7.50 Mesquite or Deluxe Sliders with beer, mimosa or wine purchase
$7.50 Personal Pepperoni, Sausage Mushroom or Fungi Flatbreads with beer, mimosa or wine purchase

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, March 15-17th
Featured Special – Corned Beef Sandwich (pictured above)
The perfect pairing of Corned beef, Melted Swiss cheese, Sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on a Ciabatta Roll with Fresh Cut Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries for $10.95 –while supplies last!
Enjoy our Full Bistro Menu and Wine Tasting all Weekend

Spring Equinox Weekend, March 22-24th
Friday & Saturday 12-9 p.m. & Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m.
Preview Tasting of our 2018 Avielle, Rosé of Merlot, Enjoy a glass for $6
Roll-out of New Spring Menu
March Madness FINAL 4, Buy 4 Bottles of Wine, Get 2 Free of equal or lesser value, no other discounts will be applied
Enjoy our Full Bistro Menu and Wine Tasting all Weekend

Easter Brunch and Special Menu, Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Menu to Follow
Make your reservation today

Mother’s Day Brunch and Special Menu, Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Menu to Follow
Make your reservation today

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
LIMITED QUANTITIES – STOCK UP NOW
2016 Reserve Syrah, Retail $34, Wine Club $28.90, 5 Cases Left
2017 Reinhart Riesling, Retail $20, Wine Club $17.00, 18 Cases Left
2016 Reserve Merlot, Retail $35, Wine Club $29.75, 27 Cases Left
2017 LaRea Dolce, Late Harvest, Retail $28, Wine Club $23.80, 27 Cases Left
2016 Storm Red, Retail $35, Wine Club $29.75, 28 Cases Left
2016 Joshua Storm, Retail $32, Wine Club $27.20, 32 Cases Left
2016 Kenneth Storm, Retail $32, Wine Club $27.20, 39 Cases Left

Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy
Sunday Brunch Specials
Breakfast Sandwich – $7.95
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with Cheesy Bacon Fries
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy – $7.95
Sausage Gravy over a Fresh Bacon Cheddar Biscuit topped with a Sunny Side Up Egg
Brunch Burger – $9.95
Quarter-Pound Burger with Melted Double Cream Brie, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Sunny Side Up Egg with a Lemon-Tarragon Aioli and Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries

Have you seen the recent articles on Parma Ridge? Parma Ridge was voted #1 Winery in Idaho By House Beautiful. See the line up here!

Great article by By Andy Purdue and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine on the Idaho Wine Industry. Parma Ridge made the list with our 2016 Dry Rose of Merlot – Read it here!
See you this weekend on the Ridge!
Cheers,

Steph and Chef Storm
Sous Chef and Assist Winemaker Megan Hartman

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

 

 

Soups will only be on the menu for two more weekends — Come out and enjoy them while they are here!
Stay Tuned for our Next Wine Release Mid-April