Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Dinner 2009

It never ceases to amaze me as to how exciting it is to prepare a meal for family and then have friends drop in and eat with us. So it was this Valentine's Day Dinner.

Of course, the dinner is in honor of Robin and Marnie!
And Mac was there too. But to our delight and surprise, Geno and Debra arrived - to try some of his bread and to return a paella pan he had borrowed. When they called, I didn't tell them we were about to eat dinner. But then I knew they both liked wine and lamb. We were glad to have them.

And some of the wine. A 1977 Diamond Creek, Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, on the left. And on the right, a 1973 Joseph Swan Vineyards Zinfandel. Both of these wines from our cellar.

Crown Roast of Lamb with a 1992 Moscato d'Asti Tintero. An awesome combination.
Lamb with Red Wine and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Brown Rice with Scallions and Mushrooms and Mashed Root Vegetable Combination. Such an awesome dinner and easy to prepare. It just takes some time.

But then, Robin made this terrific and succulent Chocolate Torte. This went well with a 1970 Croft Porto Vintage Port.

Such a great day and dinner! Great women! Great friends! Great food! Thank-You to everyone who participated. Wonder what we'll have for Easter Dinner. It's a little way to go before Easter is upon us, so we have time to plan this dinner out.

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