That was a great weekend! High in the mountains to the south of Boise; there were little patches of snow! Absolutely perfect weather; Clear skies; Night time lows in the low 50’s made for great sleeping; Good friends; Good food, which brings me to the point. Garry Scholz, President of the Treasure Valley Wine Society, did a nice job in preparing the Saturday night dinner. Greg Barnes, Idaho Wine Merchant, did an awesome job in matching the perfect wine with each course. Well done! There were some glitches, but that is to be expected. The menu is to the left and then check out the photos of the dinner below.

Garry and Donna Scholz

Garry checks the Cornish Game Hens

Homemade Sangria

Passed Appetizers
Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Tomato Brochette

Passed Appetizers
Seasoned and Seared Scallops on Cucumber
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Sweet and Hot Peppers
Wine:
Cinder Viognier

Summer Salad
Strawberries and Baby Spinach
with
Fruit Vinaigrette and Cougar Gold Cheese
Wine:
Domains des Grand Bois Rosé, Côtes du Rhone

Palate Cleanser
Raspberry Sorbet with Champagne Jelly

Main Entrée
Smoked Cornish Game Hens with a Blackberry-Port Reduction Sauce
Mixed Mushroom Risotto
Balsamic Roasted Garden Vegetables
Wine: Morgan 12 Clones Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

Dessert
Double Dark Chocolate Tarte with Raspberry Glaze
Wine: Smith Woodhouse 2007 Vintage Port

And at 10:30 at night and as the moon rose over War Eagle Mountain, we all said, “Good night” and went our separate ways. Our tummys were full. Our hearts were happy. Our spirits were high.