Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thank You!

Wanted to send a shout out to everyone who made the trip to Des Voigne Cellars in Woodinville for the EAT and DRINK In the Northwest Book Release Party! We sold a lot of books and met some fantastic people who are interested in seeing the book in other wineries and stores. The Party was lovely, Darren generously let the public sample his amazing wines, including the launch of "Untitled." What a wine. Of course I had to buy a bottle, if the deep flavors are not enough to tempt you to buy the wine, then the sexy label of an elegant sheet of music simply titled "untitled" will sell you for sure. The crostinis were a hit! Brined green peppercorn hanger steak with herbed butter. The other: a caramelized pear on fig, red wine and shallot spread with Gorgonzola and arugula. Both were gone before the party ended. I was estimating 400 crostini but know we made well over 500. Plus, we had a cheese tray with goat cheese rolled in fresh herbs, a double cream brie, Gorgonzola Dolce, (one of my current favorites). It's always a good idea to have some sort of almonds, dried fruit and of course grapes for munching. Last, we had a bunch of easy cheddar and jack cubes for the masses. Big thanks to Darren for letting us buddy up with his release party, thanks to all who came out to see the book and try out Darren's new wine and cheers to everyone who has already tried out a recipe!

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