Thursday, January 12, 2012

Food + Wine = Bliss!

Jessup Cellars produces some pretty darn tasty wines. And I should know. I got to sample some of their product last night at the Old Market. If you look closely at the photo from the event, you can see part of the back of my head and part of my left shoulder. I love it when a random photographer gets my good side. Since I neglected to grab one of the menu cards I can't share with you which wines went with what foods. I can tell you that I was very surprised to discover that a zin goes remarkably well with pickled things! I was also surprised that my favorite wine of the evening was a cabernet, I tend to lean towards zins and shiraz/syrahs or a malbec when it comes to red wine. I imagine I tend to lean after I've had a few glasses, particularly if I'm wearing heels. But I digress. The food was just as beautiful as it was delicious, my favorite being a melt-in-your-mouth scallop wrapped in bacon. I must say I showed tremendous self control not knocking over the waiter with a trayful of them. As I fell asleep last night I dreamed of doing just that. Grabbing the tray and sneaking off to a corner to have a dozen of those little beauties all to myself. I behaved and limited myself to two. It was great fun meeting the owners of Jessup Cellars and hear them speak with such enthusiasm over their involvement in the crafting of fine wines. All I have to say is, making the world a tastier place has got to be a good thing.


Becky in SoDak said...

Carla, LOVED meeting you! Thanks for the wonderful description of the evening. I dreamed about the scallops, too. I think seafood does that to a person.

Bellona of Avalon said...

Such a fun evening! There aren't a lot of opportunities here to dress up and enjoy great food and company for an evening. I'm with you on the seafood...amazing when something so yummy is good for you!

colleen said...

I think those scallops should be added to the menu at Old Market. Could be lovely served alongside soup or salad and a crusty baguette.

Bellona of Avalon said...


Casper's, which closed before you moved here, Colleen, had a scallop appetizer! Wrapped in bacon and served on a plate drizzled with lemon butter. Fabulous. And a meal with crusty bread and a salad.

Craving seafood now!!!