Cooking for a Cause- Wine Diner
Updated: May 21, 2020
A few times a year my wife and I donate a wine dinner in our home to a local charity including our local art center and a few other worthy causes. These are auctioned off to raise funds and we cover the cost of the dinner in our home. These once or twice a year events although exhausting are a time for me to really put my culinary skills to the test. If you like china, like we do, it's also a great time to get it all out.
In February of 2020 we hosted 10 people including ourselves and here is what and how we cooked everything. Over the pasts months many of my weekly vlogs have come from this menu because I always want to share things with you I've perfected. A local wine purveyor Gay McLeskey at The Kitchen Emporium helped pair all of the wines. So anytime you have a big party ask your local wine shop for help. They can work with your budget and find just the perfect things to pair with your food taking the stress off of you.
Fox Leap Cocktail
Our signature libation with Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain & lime
House-made cheese cracker with champagne mustard, pickle and salami
Ham & Pea Soup
Boots & Bow Ties’ recipe with English peas, cream & prosciutto
Kim Crawford Signature Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough
Homemade Pasta & Lemon Cream
House-made linguine with cream, lemon zest, chipotle & garlic
J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay - Arroyo Seco, Monterrey CA
Blackened Salmon Street Tacos
Rubbed fish in a buttered taco with avocado tomatillo salsas & root vegetable slaw
Scott Family Pinot Noir - Arroyo Seco, Monterrey CA
Sweet & Sour Pork Chops
Butter & garlic fried bone in chops with sweet & sour onions and peppers
The Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Rose, Oakville, CA
VIDEO COMING SOON
Vanilla Crème Brûlée
Boots & Bow Ties’ recipe for a creamy custard table finished with a torch
Gougenheim Sparkling Malbec - Valle Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina
Here's a look at the party...