Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Second Annual Harvest Dinner at BookCliff Vineyards' winery

We had a great time last year at the harvest dinner where we served authentic German onion tart with new wine (red wine fermented for seven days, still sweet but with a spritz). The menu promises a great experience of rich flavors. To continue the tradition we will be serving Zwiebelkuchen, the onion tart that pairs so well with the new wine. In Germany, during grape harvest season, neighborhood bakeries sell onion tarts to go with the new wine that can be purchased from farmers in the countryside. This is a great way to celebrate this special season.

Potato soup with sausage
Onion tart with tomato garnish
Veal stew with mushrooms served in a puff pastry and bib lettuce
Plum cake with whipped cream

Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $60.00
Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road Unit #17, Boulder, CO 80303 (BookCliff Vineyards winery
Reservations: [Click Here]

Come join us for a great time and unique experience

Monday, September 26, 2011

An early Harvest Dinner at Spuntino in Denver

Jacob Harkins from Colorado Wino arranged for an early Harvest Dinner at Spuntino in Denver pairing each course with a Colorado wine. Wines included two whites, the Sunnyside from Bonaquisti Wine Company and a Riesling from Guy Drew Vineyards. The reds served were A Cabernet Sauvignon from Canyon Wind Cellars, a Petit Verdot from Reeder Mesa and BookCliff Vineyards Petite Sirah. Just as the wines hit different notes and flavors exciting the taste buds, so did the dishes which included a pairing of peanut butter and jelly with Cabernet Sauvignon. This sounds intriguing. Not growing up in the United States, the combination of peanut butter and jelly feels very exotic to me, coming from the country that invented Nutella.

Check out the menu and pairings here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another great Feast in the Field

It has become a tradition that on Friday before Winefest in Palisade Thomas Cameron from Rancho Durazno, Eric Skokan from the Black Cat and John and Ulla from BookCliff put together a fabulous dinner on the Thomas's farm in Palisade. This year we moved it to the greenhouse on the farm as rain was in the forecast. People could stroll in the herb garden sipping on Muscat Blanc before sat down at flower decorated tables in the greenhouse. It hardly can be more local as our vineyards are in 5 minute walking distance from Rancho Durazno. We served for the first time our 2010 Petite Sirah, a new release. It paired really well with braised beef short ribs with Ratatouille and Taleggio. It was nice to see some people from last year's dinner and they brought some friends along. The dinner always gets me in a good mood and ready for the hectic tasting in the park on Saturday. Keep an eye out for next year's dinner, the fourth annual.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Farm Dinner - An experience that defies words

The Colorado Tourism Office arranged a Farm Dinner at Pasture of Plenty to showcase food, wine, beer and spirits produced and sourced in Colorado. BookCliff Vineyards had the honor to provide the wine for the evening; Cabernet Franc 2008, Petite Sirah 2009, Viognier 2009 and Lucky Twenty. Spirits were provided by Peach Street Distillers from Palisade and beer from New Belgium Brewing was offered. The chefs preparing the courses were Mark Fischer from Six89 in Carbondale, Eric Skokan from the Black Cat Farm Bistro, Lyle Davis from Big Bang Catering and Pasture of Plenty, Daniel Asher from Root Down and Seth Bateman from Smith Fork Ranch. A quote from the organizer sums up the experience. "Together you created a true Colorado experience. You presented a spectacular masterpiece of fresh, natural culinary indulgence. 'Thank you' does not even begin to capture my, our appreciation.'"

It was a fabulous evening to be remembered.