|L-R: Me, Rachel, Lula Bell, Isabel, Tracy, Leslie|
|photo borrowed from Jeff Houck|
We were treated to some delicious potato goodies from Datz catering company, Dazzle. Top left - Mini chocolate-potato cakes with chocolate ganache and housemade potato chip crumbles. Top right - My favorite item of the day, Vichyssoise shooters - a classic chilled potato leek soup and it was topped with truffle oil! Bottom Left - Latkes and sour cream. Bottom right - Tater tots, melted cheese, bacon and pico de gallo.
Today, Datz is launching their brand new Summer Wine list, The Great America Wine Collection! The new wine menu is a graphic created by Winefolly.com. Click on the photo below to see a larger version of it and to check out all of the wines on their Summer wine menu. It's an innovative menu - instead of looking for a chardonnay, look for the color bubble you want to drink, then the flavor you are in the mood for. So if you are in the mood for an intoxicating white, you could go for Luna Vineyards Lunatic, 10g 40b. If you were looking for an intense red, Stratton Lummis The Riddler Lot 2 39b. If spicy was more your mood, Troublemaker “Blend 6” 36b. It's a fun new approach on a wine menu.
We had the opportunity to sample a few wines on their menu. I liked the majority of the wines we sampled and actually found myself in wine awe a few times. I am by no means a fan of Riesling. When we were presented the NxNW bottle and I turned my wine snob nose up to it, until I tried it. I really liked this wine! We also sampled Est 75 Sauvignon Blanc, which was one of the best SB's I have ever had.
Dazzle presented us with some amazing food to go along with the wine we consumed. Check out the piggy bowls! If you know me, you know how much I love pigs and have a huge collection in my kitchen. I must own these bowls!
|Korean grilled faux filet|
|Purple haze goat cheese, prosciutto, swiss cheese and garlic crostinis|
|Torta Espanola Tomato, balsamic, and fresh buffalo mozzarella goat cheese mousse|