Thursday, March 20, 2008

EAT & DRINK Book Launch and Wine Release Party

EAT & DRINK Launch Party - Saturday, March 29th at Des Voigne Cellars

In Woodinville, WA from noon to 5pm, Marcus and I are joining up with the winemakers of Des Voigne Cellars to announce their wine release as well as our book release. The wine release is titled "Untitled" and it is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 30%Syrah and 30% Petite Verdot. It was recently described as:

"It's big, bold, and layered with flavors of dark cherry, mocha and olive with traces of eucalyptus and cigar box for a lightly spicy finish that goes on and on. "

I'm looking forward to catering the release and launch party. We are not sure how many people to expect, so I am planning on making enough crostini for 200 people, or 2 per person so 400 crostini. Of course we would like to represent the food from the book as much as possible so i am making 270 hanger steak crostini and the rest, 130 sauteed pear, gorgonzola and fig spread with arugula crostini, like the Pear and Fig Spread sandwich in the book. The hanger steak in the book is marinated in a green peppercorn marinade but I will be doing the spice with horseradish butter on these crostini. Hanger steak is just lovely no matter how it is prepared and Besides the tasty crostini, there will also be a cheese tray for snacking too.

Des Voigne Cellars
19501 144th Ave NE Suite C-200
Woodinville, WA 98072p.
(425) 415-8466

1 comment:

Gemini Mother said...

I wouldn't miss your cookbook launch party for all the chocolate in the world! You have come a long way from, "I want to pour it in!" at the age of three. I'm so proud of you I get teary eyed thinking about it! Congratulations to you and Markus! Can't wait to get my copy of Eat and Drink in the Northwest!
Your very proud Mother