Next was a Marsala mushroom soup shooter topped with sautéed wild mushrooms, creme fruit and spiced avocado paired with 2012 C’est La Vie Pinot Noir from Europa Village. The soup was savory and a nice hint of pepper and paired perfectly with the Pinot.
Guests soaked in the stunning panoramic views while enjoying chef’s next offering, grilled pork tenderloin in a roasted sweet tomato almond chutney. Europa Village General Manager John Goldsmith, attending with his lovely wife, selected the 2012 Bolero Cellars Poco Roco to go with the pork and again the match was spot on.
The final entrée before dessert was a low and slow genuine Tennessee barbacoa brisket with Marty’s secret Chipotle bbq sauce garnished with crumbled Cotija cheese. John brought out the 2010 C’est La Vie Grand Melange, a stunning Bordeaux blend. The hits just kept on coming!
As cigar smoke began to waft in the evening air, Marty’s incredible crew brought us a bourbon-soaked raisin bread pudding with a spiced maple glaze. It was the perfect finish to an incredible evening, enhanced by the 2013 Bolero Cellars Muscat Canelli.
Good Times In The Vines is on ongoing event with the next one tentatively scheduled for July 25. At $50 a head, to call it a bargain is a huge understatement. I hope to see you at the next one.