Grape Expectations Menu
Dinner menu, with wine & literary pairings
Compressed Watermelon Salad
Grilled haloumi, Greek Goddess Tzatziki, Wild Rocket, Pomegranate Molasses, Roasted Pistachio
Wine: NV Balivet Bugey-Cerdon, Méthode Ancéstrale, France
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Goat Cheese, Ricotta, Chives, Poppy Seeds
Wine: 2017 Hans Wirsching Rosé, Franken, Germany
The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot. The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon…
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
Salmon topped with a Jalapeño and Parsley Pistou
White Wine Braised Haricot Verts, Cippolinni Confit
and Rosemary and Garlic Double Cut Lambchop
Roasted Cauliflower Gratin
Wines: 2016 Torii Mor Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon and 2014 Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza, Spain
Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon
Bourbon Tres Leches
Layered Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Salted Caramel Sauce and Candied Pecans
I can still taste that festival: the tart air, caramel in the mouth, the hope at the door, the belief in something for nothing all children take for granted.
Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye