Last Saturday night, I teamed up with the incredibly talented Chef Remi Hayashi- Girouard of Goody Goodie. She always throws curve balls at me with her complex dishes, but I believe I nailed this one. (Sorry for the self-congratulatory slap on the back, but seriously... if you only knew what I was up against!)
The Menu and Pairings:
Palate cleanser Watermelon-Shiso vodka shooter
Korean BBQ ribeye beef, herbed ginger somen noodles and cucumber-watermelon tsukemono (japanese pickles)
Pairing: 2011 Domaine des Corbillieres Touraine Rouge
Comments: High acid red with no oak... nailed it! Phew! That was the most challenging.
Fifth Course Prosecco Granita
Panna Cotta with Tarragon cherries (CAN YOU SAY PERFECTION? This is where Remi was dubbed Mary Poppins...perfect in every way.)
Orange citrus soufflé with Grand Marnier shot
Pairing: 2011 Chateau Les Arroucats Cuvee Virginie Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
Comments: The lighter bodied dessert wine with a touch of orange citrus was the perfect echo to the ethereal lightness of the soufflé.
If you want to buy some of Remi’s world famous cookies (and you know you do!), check her out at http://www.goodygoodiecreamandsugar.com/ www.goodygoodiecreamandsugar/Home.html.
You will fall in love with her and all that she creates (except for the weight gain part... still working on that one).
Angela Camacho, a certified sommelier and author of a best selling wine tool, The Wine Wheel®, shares her obsession with wine and food.