Thursday, January 20, 2011

First home-cooked dinner & 'Blind' tasting

For our first home-cooked dinner, DH asked that I 'blind' him. By this he meant pick out any wine in the cellar and pour it without revealing the labeled bottle. He was able to detect it was an '07 Pinot Nior from the Russian River Valley but could not detect the producer. I was impressed he could 'taste' the year, varietal and region but DH assured me that was not impressive. My humble man.
tempura tilapia fillets, roast red bliss potatoes, romanescoes and arugula persimmon salad
DH with first dinner and 'blind' wine...    

'Blind' wine in question!   
The producer of the wine was Williams Selyem, one of the top Pinot producers in Sonoma County. Light bodied in style with an almost saline finish, this Pinot was a perfect pairing with the delicate tilapia fillets and earthy romanescoes and potatoes.
For dessert, we decided to walk to SCREAM, the new (vegan!) ice cream shop on Telegraph. Ice cream sandwich combos always inspire, from almond pink peppercorn sorbet on valrhona chocolate cookies to Blue Bottle coffee-hazelnut sorbet on ginger cookies...a dangerous new local spot!


  1. Drew probably cheated . Have you ever played cards with that guy?!