If you have not had a chance to attend this wonderfully elegant event, you have certainly missed out! Starting off with the Treveri Cellars gold medal winning NV Blanc de Blanc Brut and the tasty hors d’oeuvres, one could sense the beginning of a fabulous evening.
Dolly Ammann, event chairman, was our lovely hostess and our sommelier for this “tour de force.” She guided us through the evening’s beautifully crafted dishes and perfect wine pairings. She was quick with her wit and had fun facts for the wines.
Each dish was gorgeously presented. From the Italian-style antipasto to the grilled swordfish with mango salsa to the filet of beef wrapped with wild boar sausage, all were works of art. Then, the finale – the honey-ricotta cheesecake with caramelized pear and almond streusel. Yum! It was a truly incredible dinner!
To say that the wines we experienced were exceptional would be an understatement. We knew these were going to be the some of the “best of the Tri-Cities Wine Festival,” but they truly were very special! The numerous “excellent” comments guests provided on the event comment cards attested to this fact.
SO, my recommendation to you is to not miss out on this exceptional event next January! Make it a point to treat yourself to this wonderfully elegant tour de force of gourmet food and Tri-Cities Wine Festival medal-winning wines. I know my husband and I are already looking forward to the 2015 “Best of the Wine Festival Dinner!”
Judy Di Piazza, Member, TCWS Board of Directors