lauratchi wrote:Very crumbly.
But tasty. And I remembered to put the pecans in. The serena worked better than I thought it would. Everyone seemed to enjoy them.
lauratchi wrote:Speaking of our tasting.
12 people. 11 people drinking. 15 bottles. 10 dead soldiers and 5 unfinished. I took pictures of the bottles, which I'll try to post tomorrow.
We had a great time. Walstib's gelato was insanely good. Zorondra's Mac N Cheese was a Lipitor Lover's Dream. Oh heck, there wasn't a bad morsel to be had. Olive's and Cheese courtesy of snk's + 1 so good. Joeker's Baked Brie with Strawberry Preserves equally yummy. Oh yeah, and did I mention Walstib's gelato. Burnt Sugar (Joel's favorite) and Cinnamon Dark Chocolate (my favorite).
Joel didn't do so bad either with the pork, fennel and other sides he made.
as my 8 year-old is fond of saying, a HUGEMONGOUS shoutout to ms. laura & joel for being extremely gracious hosts - you will forever hold a special place in the annals of CWWT history having hosted both the first & the last tastings in our inaugural year!
lauratchi wrote:And a huge thanks to TMR for coming up with a tasting order and capably opening MOST of the bottles.
two observations: (i) as to tasting order, i had loads of help from Walstib, so kudos to him; and (ii) as to spilling teh bubbleh, it was a red sparkler, i don't like red sparklers, so NYAH!!! :P
lauratchi wrote:Twas a great time. Thanks everyone for coming!
'twas very nice to see some old faces (Walstib + 1 & joekerjr) as well as new ones (snk + 1 (*)) not to mention all of the regulars (ms. laura, joel, tommy, zorandra & layne (yeah, i know, you've only been to one other tasting, but it feels like we've known you forever), and last but certainly not least she-who-is-leaving-us for warmer places imagine.
(*) can you please remind me the name of your DW's wine & cheese shop? post or PM please. thanks!