Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Rhone Rangers at Willow Restaurant
Hi all! I just wanted to give a shout out to Willow Restaurant, where I work and an event coming up tomorrow. The East Coast Rhone Rangers are having events around the city and we are proud to host three of them for a tasting with paired dishes. The event is at 7:30, for $45 plus tax and gratuity, and you can sign up on the website or call 703-465-8800. It isn't likely that I will review these wines, as I have to work on the line tomorrow, and I have a tough time tasting in a 110 degree kitchen. Everything tastes hot under those conditions, dunno how the festival and big outdoor competition judges do it!
Anyway, we are featuring...
2009 Honah Lee Viognier
2010 Maggie's Viognier
with Tempura Battered Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes served with Corn Pancakes and Corn Butter
with Peppered Beef Bourguignonne
Veritas Vineyard and Winery
with Coquilles Ste.-Jacques and Scallops with a Bacon, Wild Mushroom and Syrah Ragout
2009 Naveah White Viognier Blend
2009 Honah Lee Whote Viognier Blend
with Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Fennel Raviolini and Mustard Fumet
with Mustard Crusted Pork Milanese
Next week we are hosting several West Coast Rhone Rangers and I'll try to have details up before too long.