Monday, August 25, 2008


Tonight’s Guild event will be a little different: a blind tasting of 2005 and 2006 Chardonnays at The Tasting Room in Sandy Springs.

It’s the first blind tasting I’ll have attended since joining the Guild. Should be interesting.

The menu? Knew you’d ask. Here ’tis:

Speaker’s wine
Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc Brut

First Flight
3 Chardonnays tasted blind
Peekytoe crab cake with grapefruit beurre blanc and micro pea shoots

Second Flight
3 more Chardonnays tasted blind
Pan roasted branzino (Mediterranean sea bass) with fava beans and Silver Queen corn, lemon oil and hazelnut crème

Third Flight
Yet 3 more Chardonnays tasted blind
Rosemary roasted Ashley Farms organic chicken with foie gras gastrique

I’m hoping to see Denny there - he missed the event two months ago and I missed last month’s Annual Meeting, so we have some catching up to do. I’m also hoping Houston Steve will make it.

And I won’t annoy you with the mocking pretense of having to suffer through these Guild events. The food is almost always excellent; the wine superb; the conversation sparkling. No: there’s no whining when the Guild is dining!

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