Monday, July 18, 2011

taste the evolution

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 17th
Cocktail 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 hour
Passed hors d'œuvres
            Home made gravlax with Swedish mustard sauce
            Västerbotten cheese tartlet with herring
            Toast Skagen with caviar
2007  'Noblesse Oblige' Sparkling Rosé

First Course
Chilled local corn soup with lobster panna cotta and fresh chives from our own Chef’s garden
1997 Estate Selection Chardonnay and 2008 'Perle' Chardonnay

Second Course
Slow braised Berkshire pork belly with local shitake mushrooms and dark syrup gastrique
2000 Cabernet Franc and 2008 'Caya' Cabernet Franc

Third Course
Grilled Black Angus rib eye steak with green garlic butter, bordelaise sauce, Balsam Farm baby arugula and heirloom cherry tomatoes
2000 Estate Selection Merlot and 2005 'Lambardo' Merlot

Fourth Course
Mormors Tasting Trio
 Sticky toffee date cake
2006 'Descencia' Botrytis Chardonnay
 Artisan blue cheese, Blue Hill, Ma
2008 'Diosa' Late Harvest (Ice Wine) Chardonnay
Elderberry flower custard 
2009 'Laica' Late Harvest (Ice Wine) Vignoles & Riesling  

Roman did a great job of describing the vintages.
He was funny, interesting, and informative.

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,
vintages best.

The food was delectable ~

The company divine ~

and a good time was had by all.



  1. jealous. the hamptons.... sigh. wish i was eating some great seafood right this minute.

  2. It's not too far. Come on out!