Two great artisan enterprises:
Two great craftspeople:
One great night.
Smoked Wild Salmon
tomato fondue tartlette, caviar creme friache
2011 Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay
Day Boat Sea Scallop
preserved Meyer lemon, caramelized endive, Cara Cara orange
2008 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay
Black Trumpet Mushroom Bisque
black pepper & Parmesan cheese gougeres
1994 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello
South Texas Antelope Loin
wild Spring onion, potato Savoyard, Winter herbs
2007 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello
Granny Smith Apple
Beemster XO ice cream, walnut sable
2000 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs (1.5L)
I am proud to say I know Chef Peter personally, and his is a fantastic mind, a tremendous heart, a formidable technique, and an expansive aesthetic. You dine at his table, you dine in ecstasy.
And of course I know Eric Baugher. I know Eric very well. He is as giving a winemaker as you could ever hope to encounter. Effusive, erudite, educational, expressive, entertaining, and an excellent host. You taste with Eric, you taste the universe.
This will most certainly be an evening to remember.
In the days to come, I’ll be enjoying a conversation with Peter about the night’s happenings; the menu, the pairings, the guests, the experience. Stay tuned for a follow-up with tasting notes, photos, and more.
And if you’ll be in attendance this evening, I congratulate your opportunity, and applaud both your good fortune and your good taste! Enjoy!