The ladies are back at it...here's a first look at our tentative small plates menu paired with boozes.
--Root Vegetable soup with truffle oil paired with (not sure with but probably with a sauvignon blanc)
--Squid Ink Buccatino Pasta (pasta al nirvuro di siccia) paired with De La Montanya 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
--Pate served with honey and crostini paired with Spanish Mont-Ferrant rose
--Poached Pears and Figs in Zinfandel with Cassis Cream with either Musva Sparkling or J Winery's Pear Liquor
--(possibly)Potato, pumpkin & crab croquettes paired with (not sure yet)
--meatballs served with a Spanish Table recommendation Urban UCO malbec-tempranillo 2007 red from argentina...and i hear Tara might make those crazy delicious artichokes.
I'm workshopping dessert ideas...thinking some kind of butterscotch cake/pudding with a matching scotch or maybe some fruit-infused liquor with herb shortbread (quince/lavender?? kumquats/candied ginger??)...