Food and Wine Pairing for a Wine Dinner

by Jana Harvey on November 11, 2008

Wine dinners have been around for years.  I've always wondered at the marketing value of these dinners.  How many attendees even remember the name of the winery the next day?  For the chef,  It's a great vehicle to showcase his creativity.  Almost always, it enhances our wines in the best possible way.  Scott always says " it takes great food to really exhibit the nuances of his wines."  We have a lab in our home.  When we get down to the final blend, Scott and I will cook dinner and try the wine with food.  If the wine fights the food in any way, too flabby or acidic, Scott is back in the lab tweaking the next morning.  Scott lab

This brings me to our latest wine dinner at Brooks Restaurant in Ventura, CA.  Unfortunately for me, this was one wine dinner that Scott went on his own.  Apparently Chef Andy Brooks pulled out all the stops. Scott found it one of the most outstanding food pairings he ever experienced with his wines.  We sent samples for the Chef to determine his menu.  We have a wonderful opportunity in this video to see what happens "behind the scenes" as a chef creates his masterpieces.

http://gallery.venturacountystar.com/video.cfm?VideoID=642

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