Energy, that inexplicable force that draws us together, the pure essence that we cannot see, nor taste, nor smell but we can feel it. That is how dinner #22 can best be defined... that plus the fact that we were all completely nuts!
And now for the menu:
3 Spreads on quinoa crackers.
- Spaghetti squash with pine nuts
- Smokey artichoke with pistachios
- Goat cheese and walnuts
Lamb kabobs with pistachios on a bed of almond basmati rice
Brussels Sprouts cooked in pancetta oil and honey
Warm chocolate cake with a serving of pecan/Madeira caramel
|As I dish the spreads, I try to create some sort of design with the goat cheese and walnuts, only to realize that I probably would not make a great pastry chef. However it tasted delicious.|
|And this is the nutty group! Thank you all for making this such an amazing night!|
|An unfiltered white from the Alsace region of France. The Binner was Amazing!|
|An amazing red from Lebanon, yes I know Lebanon. Spectacular and full bodied. Chateau Musar|
|The Donati was the clear winner of the night. Nobody expects the flavors that come out of that bottle. Its somewhere in between a sparkaling white and a beer. Don't believe me? Get one at Frankly Wines!|