The 36th Street Bistro in Boise held their monthly tasting on May 18, 2011. And it was a really good wine dinner. The dinner selections went very well with the wines from Amador Foothill Winery and Ironsides Vineyards. Both in California. The photo on the left is a table centerpiece. Really pretty.

Joe Dewey did another outstanding job of presenting the wines and working with the Chef on the paring of the meal with the wines. Here Joe is showing one of the wines, a 2010 Amador Foothill Rosato of Sangiovese. Our dinner selections and the wine parings are below. Enjoy the photos and Left-Click on any of the photos for a full screen view. Thanks, Joe, for a great evening. And out of 20, the evening wine selections were an overall 18.3.

Salad Niçoise
olive vinaigrette on organic greens with feta and onion confit

2010 Amador Foothill Rosato of Sangiovese
this would be great with pizza. not smooth; pucker power. very Italian and great with the soup that follows

Braised cabbage-tomato soup
sweet potato polenta croutons and fresh basil

2010 Amador Foothill Sauvignon Blanc
blend of 76% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillion. fruity nose, good balance, semillion comes through nicely, good paring with the soup

Rosemary-roasted lamb chops
buttered carrots, whipped Yukon potatoes, and Madeira glaze

2007 Amador Foothill ‘Katie’s Cote’ Rhone Blend
goes very well with the lamb chops, I got some aluminum on the finish

Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
espresso demi, coriander-parmesan cous cous and zucchini ribbons

2007 Amador Foothill Esola Zinfandel
pairs very well with the salmon – good choice, salmon does not overpower the zin, lite zin – not a big bold zin

Banana-cinnamon pudding
peanut butter cream and caramel

2009 Ironstone Obsession Symphony
little spritzy, good with a pear and peach on the nose, great paring. I think the best wine of the evening, although it was a close grouping

Dark chocolate cake
huckleberry ice cream and blueberry syrup

2009 Ironstone Reserve Zinfandel
black cherry on the nose, good and smooth zin

So there you have the wine dinner at 36th Street Bistro and the wine presentation by Joe Dewey. Good job Joe, and to the Chef, good paring of the food. Cheers!