“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence.” (“The Black Cat”, Edgar Allen Poe)

And to that end, I submit this prose about the Torres Family Wine Dinner held at the Buzz last night. But first, I would be remiss if I did not tell you the schedule for the Buzz Wine Dinners and events. At least for January. The overall program this year will feature family run wineries.
(1) January 15 – 4th Anniversary Party. Happy Birthday to the Buzz!
(2) February 6 – Super Bowl Party with a Taco and Nacho Bar.!
(3) February 8 and 9 – Wine Club Dinner – Indian Creek Winery, Kuna, Idaho

But for tonight, we had some really fantastic Torres Family Winery selections. And Debbie did another awesome job of pairing the food with the wine. The photos below are of the dinner and the wines that paired with the selection. My scores are (20), 20 being the highest. Cheers!

Puff Pastry Salmon Buddies
2008 Torres Family Vina Sol, 11.5% alc, (17), $13.00

Shrimp and Sausage Cioppino
2007 Torres Family Sangre de Toro Tempranillo, 14% alc, (17), $13.00

Curried Cous Cous Salad
2008 Torres Family Vina Esmeralda, 11.5% alc, (19), $15.00

Stout Marinated Steak
Mom’s Vegetable Medley
Spicy Roasted Potatoes
2004 Torres Family Gran Sangre de Toro, 14% alc, (18), $16.00

Poached Fruit Over Ice Cream
2006 Torres Family Gran Coronas Cabernet, 14% alc, (20), $22.00

Hope to see you at the next dinner – don’t forget to call your reservations in – and/or special event. This will be a fun year with the theme of Family Wineries that Cristi has planned. Cheers!