Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Last Vineyard Table Supperclub... Revisited

Like many people who try to keep up on their blogs, I have this personal guilt when I don't post as often as I'd like. I have draft upon draft of blogs that will never be seen, because I don't take the time to edit or finish them- regardless of glaring mistakes or regrets that several confessions should have been screened ...slightly, I just need to simply hit post and get it out there. People hate reading apologies, (just do it already!) and I'm one of them!
So- I give you a long overdue blog post, a bittersweet photo montage of the last Vineyard Table Supperclub that was at the SODO location. The previous Vineyard Table is no more, but the silver lining is there is a group of us at Elsom Cellars who are slowly breathing life back into it. Soon we will be unearthing the bones, removing the wraps and resuscitating the magic that was and all the beautiful things that were created from it, will be again. Interested in throwing a party? Email me: melissa@elsomcellars.com

This last supper club was created with my close chef friend, Kristen Schumacher of Heirloom.  Her recap of the dinner can be found here.

Discussing a game plan minutes before service

Spices, sauce and pork to make homemade chorizo
Kristen's homemade chorizo

The table set- mismatched silver just adds character

Butchering squid, moments before the soup. Hint: butcher your own- creates the best texture

Bread, Chicken Liver Mousse, butter with Himalayan Sea Salt, Caramelized Pears

Kristen and I explain the next course

Pork belly bite on arugula with grapefruit vinaigrette, pomegranate gastrique

Flying dreams sauv blanc, signed by the winemaker, Leroy Radford

Spanish-inspired Fisherman's stew, squid, fish, house-made chorizo and proscuitto chip

The Vineyard Table

Leroy explains his wine while pouring for the soup course

2007 Elsom Cellars Malbec

Ridiculous violet color- strong pepper

Kristen cracks quail eggs

Slow Roasted Goat Mole, Manchego Polenta, Fried Quail Egg and Pickled Watermelon Radish

Hubby Mark adding the finishing pepper

My stunning niece Kaela helping with serving

Quick pose!

Chocolate Torte with Bay Leaf Creme Anglaise

a well deserved glass of vino and dessert