Pairing Brings A Big Smile… And A Reward!

From the depths of 2020 comes a smile projected across a vast spectrum of art forms that will take you to a place you’ve never been.

To pair art forms requires knowledge, heart, and a soul that touches the framework of an experience never to be forgotten. This is a lofty goal but remember that if the dream is big enough… the facts don’t count.

Another important factor in putting together a pairing is this: “It’s not how much you know… it’s how much you care”. I know my audience and I know that you are a group that cares intimately about those you call friends and family.

This excursion into the unknown begins with a plan and then the execution of said plan. Each dish is served with wine, a specific song played during the enjoyment of that course, and a specific poem to be read after serving the dish while the guests are enjoying their course.

This will be a sketch with a loosely provided schematic to transform a special dinner into a memory. And so we begin:

The First Course– Cauliflower roasted and blended into a soup with baked apple, cinnamon, and caramelized onions accompanied with Havarti cheese melted over a soft sourdough roll.

      • Wine Pairing – Dr. Loosen Kabinett Riesling
      • Music – Diana Krall -“Bye Bye Blackbird”
      • Poetry – Pablo Neruda “Your Laughter”

Second Course – Organic Butter lettuce salad with a cranberry/pear vinaigrette topped with roasted beets (Yellow and Red) served with Laura Chenel goat cheese and finished with a sprig of fresh basil and cilantro.

      • Wine Pairing – Domaine Chatelian, Petite Chablis (French) 2018
      • Music- Gregory Issacs – “If I Don’t Have You”
      • Poetry- Robert Frost – “The Road Not Taken”

Entree Course – Wild King Salmon topped with a mango salsa with an escort of scallop potato, marinated cucumber, in an organic blue berry ponzu sauce.

      • Wine Pairing- Torretti, Pinot Noir 2016 (Los Olivos, Ca.)
      • Music- Nat King Cole- “Unforgettable”
      • Poetry – Dylan Thomas – “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”

Dessert – Bananas Foster

      • Wine Pairing- Far Niente Winery, Dolce 2018 (Napa)
      • Music- John Klemmer- “Touch”
      • Poetry – Bobbye S. Goldstein – “Sweets and Treats”