Wine Pairing Dinner with Chef Shawn & Sommelier Jaime
November 22, 2009
Stuffed Artichokes braised in a white wine sauce
Risotto ai Fungi Asparagus al Andalusia
Foccacia Sicilian Stockfish Stew ( Mewaldt’s organic tomatoes, green olives and capers)
Villa Antinori Toscana 2005 Italy
Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio 2006 Italy
Clean Slate Riesling 2008 Germany
San Telmo Esencia Torrontes 2009 Argentina
Jana “Old Vine” Napa Valley Riesling 2007 Napa/USA
Tormaresca Neprica 2008 Italy
Centine Banfi “Sangiovese*Cabernet Sauv*Merlot blend” 2006 Italy
2Up Shiraz 2007 Australia
Sandeman Tawny Port Portugal
On this evening , we not only had some great new wines that Jaime had selected, but the extra special treat of an amazing culinary experience created for us by Shawn Meyers. Some might know him as the EOD Chief at NAS Fallon, but I will always refer to him as “Chef Shawn”, a title he richly deserves. Accompanied by his wife Kori, they brought the skills that they had developed while stationed in Italy for 3 years direct to our table for the evening. It was an absolutely beautiful night. I will let the pictures below tell the rest of the story. As for the wines, look for all but one to be on our shelves over the next few weeks. I am sure that you will enjoy them as much as we did, and maybe……..I can get a recipe or two from Shawn to go with them.
The guests start to arrive , Korena & Linny
Shawn & Kori getting started in the kitchen..................
Jaime & Kevin helping with the stuffed artichokes.......Jaime goes over her last minute notes on the wines to be served.......