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frogtown inn wine dinner

Last Wednesday, we joined the Wards (our vacation buddies) for a wine dinner at the Frogtown Inn.

The dinner featured 5 courses, with wine pairings from Mountain View Vineyards, a local winery.

photo 1 (2)

Starter:

Nut Crusted Brie with Cinnamon, topped with Cranberry Chutney

I didn’t snap a picture, but this was delicious.  Brie isn’t usually one of my favorites, but the cranberry chutney made this cheese wonderful!

First course:

Goat Cheese and Sauteed Leek Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms

photo 2 (2)I don’t love goat cheese, so this course was just okay by my standards.  However, this was the only course served with a white wine- my favorite- so I still enjoyed this course Smile

Second Course:

Filet Mignon stuffed with Blue Cheese.  Served with Blue Cheese Mashed Croquette.

photo 3 (2)Best course of the night!

Third Course:

Smoked Trout served with Bell Pepper, Caper, and Dill Relish.

photo 4 (2)I guess I have become a smoked trout snob since Blake’s family used to own a trout hatchery.  I have to admit that I have had better smoked trout- compliments of my MIL Beth, but the relish served with the trout was a nice addition.

Fourth Course:

Peanut Butter Pie topped with a Chocolate Ganache, drizzled with a Mountain Goat Red Wine Reduction

photo 5 (1)We were so stuffed by this point, but the peanut butter pie was too good to pass up.  YUM!

The final verditc- I didn’t fall in love with any of the wines, but I did enjoy how each wine perfectly complimented the accompanying course. I would definitely attend another wine dinner and there will be one in the fall.  Who wants to come?

Of course, we had some room left to enjoy another glass of wine with our good friends. Smile  Seriously, love this couple.  If possible, I am now even more excited for our annual beach trip!!

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Comments on: "frogtown inn wine dinner" (2)

  1. Kitty DeRiancho said:

    Everything looks great except for the trout!!

  2. […] we traveled a few miles to Mountain View Vineyards.  Remember when I went to a wine pairing dinner at Frogtown Inn that featured this local winery?  I don’t recall loving any of the wines (and in fact I […]

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