Sunday, November 10, 2013

Report from ... Primitivo Lunch - June 27, 2013

The line up of wines ...
and the menu for lunch at Biagio Ristorante
First wine was the 2012 "Sereno" Salento Bianco ($13.95):
nice lemony nose with grapefruit pith backing it up on the palate
with a slight bitterness on the finish. (*** 1/2)
Served with Swordfish Carpaccio
Wine number two is the 2012 "Amoroso" Salento Rosato Primitivo ($13.95):
a basic rose that's pretty with notes of floral and cherry (*** 1/2)
Served with Vitello Tonnato
Onto the main event, the 2007 "Lirica" Primitivo di Manduria ($17.95):
juicy, plummy and smooth - fruit driven with black cherry dominating,
also has nice acidity and hints of licorice (****)
On the plate, Medallions of Beef
Dessert was a "Bavarese con Frutti di Bosco"
And a glass of Sophia's Lemoncella ($19.95)
a beauty of an after dinner drink: lemony, creamy
with delightful vanilla nuances and a great lemon finish

Report from ... Dinner and a Movie at Hillebrand - September 26, 2013

A Look at the Set-up Outside ...

The chairs are placed and things are beginning to take shape
like the movie screen
From flat roll ...
to fully formed movie screen in under 10 minutes
Meanwhile - while that is going on outside, Inside ...
they are setting up for the dinner part of the evening
The table is set with care ...
glasses are polished ...
and the fading sunlight dances off the table
It's gonna be a good night.
Dinner is Served ... Hillebrand (Trius) always does a good job here
Tonight's dinner was announced as the courses were delivered to the table: delicious soup and biscuit
and an "Ice Cream Bar" with berries and peaches
After Dinner ...
We take our seats and await the show.
Glasses of wine in hand - along with some theater goodies ...
like popcorn and cookies

Picture was crystal clear ... a great viewing experience.
It was a brisk night when the sun went down - and some of us bundled up more than others.
Thanks to Hillebrand (Trius) for a great evening
We saw Sideways - a perfect picture to what in the vineyard.