Monthly Archives February 2014

February Dinner

February Italian Wine 2014

One of the problems with planning a tasting dinner with a “go-to” cuisine, such as Italian, is to balance the comfort of familiar dishes with the challenge of unfamiliar and untried recipes. We were also faced with need to create parallel courses for a vegetarian and dietary needs that excluded dairy and onions...

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January 2014 Dinner

Table Set for Dinner

Table Set for Dinner

The January dinner at our house has become a tradition. It is a seven (at least) course meal with paired wines and all the fuss possible. Last January, we did seven courses and twenty-one wines. This year, we decided to scale back a bit and did seven courses with only fourteen wines.

I typically set the menu and do the cooking, while Mr.Dr. provides the wines...

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