Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Seven Hills at Napa Cafe

I apologize in advance for my lack of photos for this one. You'll just have to take my word for it....this dinner was out of control. They really know how to do it at Napa Cafe. Don't miss the next wine dinner or better yet go in for dinner this week & dine on their delicious fare alongside a wine from one of the best lists in town.

First course:

Roasted fresh figs stuffed with local goats cheese & orange blossom honey
paired with Seven Hills Talcott Vineyard Viognier 2008

Seared Scallops with brown butter, granny smith
paired with Seven Hills Riesling 2008

Duck Confit Tostada
paired with Seven Hills Tempranillo 2006

Bison tenderloin & Bison shortrib "shepard's pie" with truffled demi glace
paired with Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Seven Hills Vineyard
Seven Hills Pentad 2005

Dark chocolate pate with fresh raspberries
paired with Seven Hills Merlot 2006 Seven Hills Vineyard

The food was fantastic & the wines paired so well. I was especially pleased with how well thought out the pairings were. The scallop dish was lacking some acidity when tasted on its own. But when tasted with the riesling it all made sense. The wine gave that acidity that the dish needed.



Thomas said...

Seven Hills makes great Merlot! I closed some of it out back in the day when I used to work retail wine. I bought a bunch of that Seven Hills vineyard Merlot for really cheap! Isn't this stuff from Washington?? Seems weird it would be at a Napa Cafe!!

Thanks for visiting my blog Michael! It's a pleasure to see your comments there! Cheers~

Michael Hughes said...

Thomas-When Glenda bought the restaurant she wanted to keep the name for continuity. Although the name is Napa, Rusty has really done an incredible job with the wine list. He's really made it one of the most interesting lists in town. Rusty, like me, is a HUGE Washington State fan. Thanks for reading & commenting, Thomas.

Samantha Dugan said...

Duck confit tostada?! Dude...wicked.

Michael Hughes said...

Sam-it was soooo delicious!