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Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Wine and Food Orgy - Day 2

 With a firm grip on the cookbook guide, we start the day with Kahlua Pork Sliders at Longboard Vineyards
As noted in the prior post, I am apparently unable to exhibit any restraint or editorial discretion in posting pictures from our two days of "Tasting Along the Wine Road - A Wine & Food Affair".  For our second day of gastronomic indulgence, we focused on the concentration of wineries to be found within easy walking distance in Healdsburg proper.

Along the way we walk along a new pathway with decorative period streetlights. The newly built path ends at the decaying train station. The path and streetlights were built in anticipation of the the arrival of our California "Moderate Speed Rail to Nowhere"...

... which Governor Brown assures us will be arriving in Healdsburg any decade now, complete with the tradtional massive cost overruns.  But I don't want to think about that today. I'll think about that tomorrow. Today - it's wine and food.
Teriyaki salmon at Bluenose Wines
Pork and black bean stew at Pezzi King
Baby back ribs at J. Keverson Winery
Poisson cru ahi cones at Sapphire Hill Winery
 This one deserves special mention - note the glass bowl full of black truffles...

 ... as they are generous shaved into...
 Sigrid's Favorite:
Fondue with truffles at Holdredge Wines
Le Boef de Bobcat Zin at Selby Winery
Braised pork with herbed polenta at Roadhouse Winery
Herbies Paella at Williamson Wines
 It was a tough call, but ...
My Favorite:
Duck liver croutons at Topel Winery Tasting Room - yum.
Gourmet mushroom ragu over creamy polenta at Muller Winery

Meatballs with polenta & parmesan at Portalupi Wine
Prosciutto Maki Roll at Hawley Winery
Whew... I am fasting on Monday.

We'll wrap up with the gratuitous posting of a photo with the "UR Here - Heaven Condensed Wine Road" Tag:


The back of the tag says that if I post a picture with the tag #wishyouwerehereWR, I could win some Wine Road goodies. So...


Given the Wine & Food "Affair / Orgy / Food Porn" theme of these posts, the reader should not be surprised to learn I have no shame about prostituting myself for even more Wine & Food goodies.

It was a great weekend. Thanks Lenny and Debbie.

UPDATE:
Can't help her finding an extra cookbook, but by special request for Julie in the comments:

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2 comments:

Julie Ivie said...

Hey Mike! We were at the Wine Road event in November also, but we didn't get the cookbook (we are very sad about that....trying to locate a copy if you know of someone who has an extra?). Anyway, we made the prosciutto maki roll from Hawley upon returning to Austin, but did not write down what it included. Could you post the ingredients?? Many thanks, and cheers!!

mw said...

Hi Julie,
Can't help you with the extra cookbook, we're not giving up ours. I've heard they are not going to do the cookbook for future Wine Road events. I think that's a mistake.

Anyway - Updated the post with a scan for the recipe you wanted. Hope it's readable. You should be able to right click and download it. Thanks for stopping by the blog.