Wine in the City

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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What a night! A BIG thank you to Kendall-Jackson and the wine family for a fabulous “Wine in the City” night out on the town. I definitely felt special tonight! :mrgreen:

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Hello, stretch limo! :mrgreen:

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The Wine in the City event started with a laid-back, yet sophisticated cocktail party at the Hilton Manhattan East.

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At the cocktail party, there were lots of delicious appetizers to chose from– both stationary and passed.

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And, of course, there was plenty of Kendall-Jackson wine.

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Also a HUGE thank you to “Almanzo” for inviting me to the event! :mrgreen:

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Once the cocktail party ended, we headed to The Capital Grille for a five-course dinner with wine pairings.

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I must say, the food + wine pairings was quite impressive! 😀

First course: Lobster and Crab Cake served with Caper Tartar Sauce and paired with Cambria 2007 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay. I love crab cakes, but lobster and crab cakes are even more amazing, especially when there are big hunks of lobster in it.

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Chardonnay was the perfect wine pairing. It brought out so much flavor in the crab cake.

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Blog buddies!

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Second course: Chilled Seared Sushi Grade Tuna served with Wasabi Oil, White Soy, and Ginger Vinegar paired with La Cream 2007 Pinot Noir. The sesame-crusted tuna was to die for! My favorite sauce out of the three was the white soy. Mmm!

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I usually don’t enjoy Pinot Noir, but this one was excellent with fresh, juicy flavors of cherry and plums. It was my favorite style of red wine.

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Hey, Almanzo. How’s that wine? 😉

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During the meal, the head sommelier at The Capital Grille briefly described each of the wines to us. It was fun tasting new ones and learning about them.

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Third course: Roasted Lamb Chips served with Cherry Mostarda paired with Cambria 2007 Barbara’s Pinot Noir. I’m not much of a meat eater, so I only ate a couple of bites of the lamp chops.

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More wine!

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Fourth course: Dry Aged Sirloin served with Cipollini Onions and Wild Mushrooms paired with Kendall-Jackson Jackson Hills 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. Again, I only ate a few bites of the Dry Aged Sirloin, but I enjoyed this course a lot more. The meat, mushrooms, and onions all had a ton of flavor and went so well with the Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Final course: Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake. Thick, rich, heavenly.

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Friends, wine, delicious food. What more could you ask for? It was an amazing evening and one I will never forget. Thanks, again, KJ!

It’s sooooo late! G’night!

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45 Comments

  1. What an awesome and first class night for sure! All you girls looked so beautiful! I love your dress too! Capitol Grille ROCKS!! Have been there in vegas, chicago, and pittsburgh, loved it! THey have the best parmesan truffle fries and the best lobster mac n cheese!!!!

    Have agreat day today!!! Love seeing the recaps, I really hope to go to more events in the near future!!!!

  2. Love your sophisticated green dress!
    I’ve been to the Capital Grille a couple times for work events and I wasn’t all that impressed. Pretty overpriced for what seems like basic steakhouse fare, but I guess that’s just their thing. Not that I would turn down a free meal there or anything! What were your thoughts on the restaurant in general?

  3. what a night! you look gorgeous (as always :))…and that FOOD! oh my goodness, i don’t know if i could practice balanced eating there…

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