Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wine & Dine: California Wine Country

This month for our Wine & Dine dinner, we highlighted California Wine Country cuisine and enjoyed a few bottles of the most popular wine varietals from California's North Coast. It was a wonderful dinner with paired wines along with a great movie to tie into the night's theme. Below was our menu, along with a bit about the movie we watched involving California's Wine Country.

California Wines: North Coast

Guacamole with Cumin & Red Pepper Flakes

Mustard Marinated Shrimp with Flatbread

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

Buttered Corn

Dark Chocolate Cupakes

To tie in with our dinner, friends and I also watched the movie, Sideways. It's a funny movie which touches quite a bit about the wine culture, from tasting, to various factoids scattered throughout and lots of beautiful wine country scenery. It definitely makes you want to learn more about wine too! I highly recommend this movie... and enjoy it with a glass of wine!