Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a silk blouse by Rebecca Taylor, dress shorts from Ann Taylor, and heels by Coach.
Last night we attended a beautiful wine tasting dinner at River Crest featuring Krupp Brothers Wines. From start to finish the dinner was truly first class. There were three tables of eight guests attending the dinner starting with passed hors d'oeuvre with the first selection of Krupp wine. Every course was paired with a Krupp wine to perfection! Our table of guests seated with Mother, Harrison, and myself was delightful and the conversation flowed beautifully. Sandy Huffine VP of Sales and Marketing of Krupp Brothers was in from Napa to discuss all of the different wines and the history behind the vineyard. Her stories and the history of the vineyard were fascinating. After every course she had a question to be answered to win a bottle of wine. My Harrison with the big brain of his won the two most expensive bottles at the end of the evening. Way to go Harrison! A great time was had by all, food was incredible, and we will certainly be attending River Crest dinner next month. I love this new tradition!
I wore by new Don Caster outfit last night that is a size six.. I repeat myself a size six!! The mere fact that I can fit into a size six was such a delight! I am in love with the new Coach sandals that I bought back in New York in June.
Here is the elegant menu!
Every table had this elegant card with the guest at the table.
A picture from the one of the pamplets that was at the table!
A little bit about the wine. They were incredible!
"Summer Salad" of Planked Salmon and Lobster
Cedar Planked Salmon, Chardonnay Poached Lobster, Blood Oranges, Gold Tomatoes, Olives, Fennel, Tiny Lettuces, Saffron Honey Vinaigrette
Krupp Brothers Chardonnay, 2014
Maple Leaf Duck Confit "Stuffed Shells"
Duck Bacon Carbonara Sauce, Roasted Duck Stuffing, Pasta Shells, Sicilian Cured Tomatoes, Toasted Pine Nuts, and Parmesan Crumbs
Krupp Brothers Sangiovese, 2013
"Blackberry" Cedar Springs Lamb Chops
Blackberry Gastrique, Herb and Dijon Brushed Lamp Chop, Salt Roasted Purple Potatoes, Grilled Cauliflower
Krupp Brothers The Doctor Blend, 2013
Unfortunately, I was unable to eat most of the fourth course due to my oral surgery, so forgot to take a picture! Whoops!
The wine was delicious though!
"Heritage Bread" Beef Tenderloin Steak
Caramalized Onion Glacage, Sauteed of Mushrooms, Truffle Jasmine Rice, Roasted Romanesco, Blistered Tomatoes
Krupp Brother Verasion Cabernet, 2009
Tasting of Summer Desserts
Strawberry Shortcake-Syrah Macerated Strawberries
Raspberry Chocolate Tart-Syrah Chocolate Raspberry Sauce
Mini Ice Cream Sandwich-Sugar Cookie, Crush Pecans
Krupp Brothers Black Bart Syrah, 2013
This is Sandy Huffine talking about the wines and the vineyard!
Executive Chef at River Crest talking about the food!
Harrison tried to win this bottle. He was upset that he missed this. This was Doctor Krupp's favorite wine from the vineyard!
Harrison displaying his wins from last night before he went to work this morning! It was casual Friday at PWC.
I love these quotes!
I love this Jeffrey Osborne song. It is funny how songs will remind you of a time and place. This song reminds me of working with the buyers at Bloomingdale's getting the floor ready for the day in New York City.