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Pairing Brings A Big Smile... And A Reward!


From the depths of 2020 comes a smile projected across a vast spectrum of art forms that will take you to a place you've never been.

To pair art forms requires knowledge, heart, and a soul that touches the framework of an experience never to be forgotten. This is a lofty goal but remember that if the dream is big enough... the facts don't count.

Another important factor in putting together a pairing is this: "It's not how much you know... it's how much you care". I know my audience and I know that you are a group that cares intimately about those you call friends and family. This excursion into the unknown begins with a plan and then the execution of said plan. Each dish is served with wine, a specific song played during the enjoyment of that course, and a specific poem to be read after serving the dish while the guests are enjoying their course.

This will be a sketch with a loosely provided schematic to transform a special dinner into a memory. And so we begin:

The first course- Cauliflower roasted and blended into a soup with baked apple, cinnamon, and caramelized onions accompanied with Havarti cheese melted over a soft sourdough roll.

Wine Pairing - Dr. Loosen Kabinett Riesling

Music - Diana Krall -"Bye Bye Blackbird"

Poetry - Pablo Neruda "Your Laughter"

Second Course - Organic Butter lettuce salad with a cranberry/pear vinaigrette topped with roasted beets (Yellow and Red) served with Laura Chenel goat cheese and finished with a sprig of fresh basil and cilantro.

Wine Pairing - Domaine Chatelian, Petite Chablis (French) 2018

Music- Gregory Issacs - "If I Don't Have You"

Poetry- Robert Frost - "The Road Not Taken"

Entree Course - Wild King Salmon topped with a mango salsa with an escort of scallop potato, marinated cucumber, in an organic blue berry ponzu sauce.

Wine Pairing- Torretti, Pinot Noir 2016 (Los Olivos, Ca.)

Music- Nat King Cole- "Unforgettable"

Poetry - Dylan Thomas - "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night"

Dessert - Bananas Foster

Wine Pairing- Far Niente Winery, Dolce 2018 (Napa)

Music- John Klemmer- "Touch"

Poetry - Bobbye S. Goldstein - "Sweets and Treats"

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