Last night, I attended my first official wine tasting event help at a place called Bayside Dining on Drummond Island, MI. I’m normally not a foodie nor am I a wine snob. But I thought I’d share with you what kind of food to expect at a fine dining experience in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Everything was just perfect. The atmosphere, setting, mother nature in all its glory in the background, a perfect evening.
To top that off, you had awesome company, food, and beverages to match.
The food & drink theme was “A Touch of The Deep South.”
Our first course was frog legs. I love frog legs. It was very delicious. And the wine paring was perfect. Trignon Roussane, a honey & elegant white wine.
I apologize for the half eaten frog leg in this picture. I thought I snapped a picture with my camera before hand, but apparently I didn’t.
Next up was the No-Bite Snapper Turtle soup! Delicious! But it is very spicy! If you have any allergies to pepper, stay away from this soup! The wine paring was a Sacromonte red wine, a floral and spiced wine. Only 100 cases were brought into the United States! So I felt very fortunate to have a sample of this wine!
The third course was a Blueberry Sorbet to cleanse the palate. It had a sour flavoring, but also sweet. A true journey for your taste buds! No wine for this part.
Fourth course was a Southern Salad with grilled prawns! Very delicious! No fishy taste at all! Grilled to perfection as well! Wine paring was a Lola Kay white wine, a peach and honeydew flavor! A fabulous paring!
Our last course was a Roasted duck leg and thigh confit! I haven’t had duck in a while so I was very happy to have it again. Also cooked very well! The roasted pecans really brought out the flavor of the duck! The wine further enhanced it. The wine was a Haywood Zinfandel, a red wine! I never had a red zin before, so I was intrigued. Sadly, the picture didn’t turn out very well for this wine. My apologies.
And to finish off an fantastic meal, you gotta have a good southern dessert, right? Well we had one and it was delicious! A peach Streusel! Very delicious. It’s kind of like a strudel but in a mini pie form, almost like a tart. And the dessert wine of choice…a Lodali Moscato, a sparking wine! I love sparkling wines! It was a fruity wine. Most wine people don’t’ go for the sparkling, but I love sparkling wine! I’ll be buying a bottle of this wine for sure!
Well I hope you enjoyed my food journey. As I said, I’m normally not a foodie or wine snob, but I thought I’d share this with you just in case you’re ever interested in attending a wine tasting. They are a lot of fun and you can meet some very interesting people.
Now wipe that drool off your keyboard and / or screen and go find a wine tasting near you, especially if you’d like to get into wines.
Feel free to leave a comment and / or ask a question and I’ll reply as soon as possible.