8 wines accompanying 4 mouthwatering, paired courses, ending with a dessert wine course...WHAT a treat!
So don't ask me how to pronounce these wines, they're Austrian to me....but, get your napkin in your lapin (as my mother used to say) and enjoy course #1:
Lobster Carpaccio-compressed apple, fried capers, micro dill
……..accompanied by: Ludwig Neumayer Riesling Engelgarten 2016 AND Der Pollerhof Vom Loess 2017-a blend of primarily Sauvignon Blanc and two other varietals I've never hear of...but...OH so GOOD!
Course #2 was a Chicken Milanese-mitzuna, red onions, orange citrus vinagrette
…...with: Lichtenberger Gonzales Muschelkalk 2017 and Ebner Ebenauer Gruner Veltliner Burstig 2016----can't pronounce it...but it went PERFECTLY!
Ready for course #3?: Santa Barbara Channel white sea bass---summer squash, plum sauce, arugula-fennel salad
…..and wine of course! a 2016 side by side with a 2018 Umathum Rosa
Last course coming up! 6 hour braised short rib-sweet potato gnocci, mushrooms, thyme, braising jus
…..and sipping alongside that savory delight: Rose SchusterBlaufrankisch 2017 and Boric Blaufrankisch 2017
and then...and THEN: DESERT! a Zantho Gruner Veltliner Eiswein-2017
That's just a hint of yesterday's lunch. Yummy food, amazing wines, perfect pairings, lots of fun, laughter and learning about and being exposed to a phenomenal lineup of Austrian wines!