Slow Mediterranean Recap

Thanks to all of our guests for making this paladar so much fun. Here are the menu and main wine pairings:

Cocktail Hour
Arancia Rossa Spritzer (St. George Spirits Qi Tea Liqueur, Blood Oranges, Mint)
Vignette Wine Country Sodas
Roasted Red Pepper and Pine Nut Bruschetta
Radishes and Fennel with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Bresaola Pillows of Fromage Blanc with Green Garlic
Portobello Mushrooms with Mint, Lemon and Creme Fraiche
Herb Jam and Olive Oil Crackers
Salami Gentile and Homemade Red Onion Pickles

2007 Sirch, Colli Orientali
2007 Simonsig, Stellenbosch

Star Route Little Gems, Black Olives and Oranges

2007 Amestoi, Getariako Txakolina

Main Course
Pork Loin Roast with Muscat Grapes on Fall Fruits Compote
Panade of Leeks, Greens and Gruyere

2005 Ioppa, Colline Novaressi
2006 Le Perriere, Bourgogne
2007 Guilhem, Moulin de Gassac

Meyer Lemon Custard with Lavender Shortbread

Mariage "Casablanca" Mint and Bergamot Tea
Intelligentsia Decaf El Mago Blend

Thanks to Marc at Intelligentsia Coffee for the great coffee and Ian at Arlequin Wine Merchant for terrific wine pairings. Thanks to Grace for handling front of the house and to Ed for bartending and bbqing the pork, among other things. And special thanks to Sophia for being a gracious waitress.

Next up: Paella, probably in May. Stay tuned.