Sunday, February 3, 2013

Southern Rhone Wines 2.2.13

What an evening.  Perhaps it was the lighting, but the photos have a romantic, warm, rich feel to them.  More likely, it's that they are reflective of the time we spent together enjoying foods of Provence and wines of Southern Rhone.  Our hosts, Jordan and Emily, created a welcoming retreat from the hectic busy-ness of life into a cozy experience for the senses.  The food, the wine, the company around the table was lovely, lively...refreshing.

Goat cheese gratin, scallops, fennel puree, baguettes, salted butter, Winter pistou, lamb curry, lemon lovers tart, cappuccino...

Then, of course, there were some top-notch wines.  The Domaine Mas Du Bouquet inspired slight fondling of the bottle, and Jordan's brandishing of the Chateau Paul Mas at the end of the meal was like Jesus turning water into wine and the guests exclaiming, "They have saved the best for the last!"