John and I attended a wonderful dinner last night in East Hampton.
Could it be any more picturesque?
I really just wanted to sit in one of those lounge chairs on the lawn.
The Maidstone overlooks East Hampton's Town Pond.
Here's a description of the event:
An Evening to Taste the Evolution!
Featuring fine wines from the Wine Library of Wölffer Estate
Sunday, July 17thCocktail hour begins 6:00pm
The idea behind this fabulous line up was not to just share Wölffer’s story, but to taste their journey. We will be comparing side by side, with each course, a wine from their cellar to the present vintage. We will get to experience how these wines have evolved over the years. As an extra special treat, the 1997 Estate Selection Chardonnay will be poured from magnums! Winemaker Roman Roth, is the creator of all these wines and will be on hand to guide us through this vinicultural journey.
Executive Chef James Carpenter has paired a mouthwatering menu featuring local epicurean delights that will surely amaze your palate in every sense! Please join us for this amazing evening of wine, food and fun.
Cocktail hourPassed hors d'œuvresHome made gravlax with Swedish mustard sauceVästerbotten cheese tartlet with herringToast Skagen with caviar2007 'Noblesse Oblige' Sparkling Rosé
First CourseChilled local corn soup with lobster panna cotta and fresh chives from our own Chef’s garden1997 Estate Selection Chardonnay and 2008 'Perle' Chardonnay
Second CourseSlow braised Berkshire pork belly with local shitake mushrooms and dark syrup gastrique2000 Cabernet Franc and 2008 'Caya' Cabernet Franc
Third CourseGrilled Black Angus rib eye steak with green garlic butter, bordelaise sauce, Balsam Farm baby arugula and heirloom cherry tomatoes2000 Estate Selection Merlot and 2005 'Lambardo' Merlot
Fourth CourseMormors Tasting TrioSticky toffee date cake2006 'Descencia' Botrytis Chardonnay~~~~~~~~Artisan blue cheese, Blue Hill, Ma2008 'Diosa' Late Harvest (Ice Wine) Chardonnay~~~~~~~~~Elderberry flower custard2009 'Laica' Late Harvest (Ice Wine) Vignoles & Riesling
Each course was served with a wine from the library
and a present vintage.
It was fun to try the wines side by side
and I discovered that I like the older, more mellow,
The company divine ~