Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dinner at Restaurant Iris with Adam Lee of Siduri Wines/Novy Family

For those of you who missed last night's dinner, its your own fault. Restaurant Iris' dinner with Adam Lee sold out due to three factors. 1. Chef Kelly English's outstanding cuisine 2. The stellar service at Restaurant Iris 3. Adam Lee's amaaaazing wines. Adam's easygoing personality put everyone at ease. He spoke about he & his wife's Dianna's first foray into winemaking with the Rose Vineyard in Anderson Valley. After they crafted some attention grabbing pinot noir from that site, Kendall Jackson swooped in & bought the vineyard. Needless to say, they were back to square one in need of another source of good wine grapes. They subsequently hooked up with Gary Pisoni after a drive down to his vineyard to consume way too many bottles of wine. Fast forward to now, Adam & Dianna make approximately 25 different single vineyard pinot noirs....& they are oh so good!
Here is the menu:

Amuse Bouche: Neola Farms Chicken Liver Pate

First: Sashimi of tuna, coconut milk, daikon, opal basil & mandarin Sorbe
2007 Novy Blanc de Noirs $26.99

Second: Raviolo of rabbit, macque choux & corn soup
2006 Siduri Van Der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir $23.99

Third: filet of beef, pommes confit, olive "tapenade" & truffle butter
2006 Siduri Sonatera Vineyard Pinot Noir $50.99

Fourth: banana & hazelnut "gyoza"
a super special secret port that Adam makes for personal consumption.

The food was to die for & was perfectly paired with the wines. Each pairing just sang together.

These wines are available at the store, except for the secret port which Adam can't sell. Boo.

Join us next time for great food, delicious wine & good friends.

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