Over a week ago (I know, I know, I’ve been extremely slow about blogging), Chris Williams, winemaker at Brooks Winery in Eola-Amity Hills, made a guest appearance at On the Square for our second wine dinner of the month of March.
This dinner, however, put no added stress on me as I didn’t have to perform in any way, shape or form. The only obligation I had was to make sure Chris sat at a different table for each course so that all of our guests could have the opportunity to listen to his amazing story of making incredible wine in one of the great sub-AVAs of the Willamette Valley.
In thanks to Chris’ remarkable talents and our wonderful sales representative Alexander Gray, we were all treated to some of the finest Rieslings and Pinot Noir in Oregon.
For a play by play of the menu, please see below. Pictures will follow shortly.
Short Rib Taquitos, Panko Crusted Rock Shrimp, Cucumber-Goat Cheese Rolls
“Runaway White” Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley 2010
Sweet Pea Veloute, Turnip Puree
“Sweet P” Riesling, Brooks Estate Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills 2010
“Amycas,” Willamette Valley 2009
Uni, Soy, Mushroom
Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2010
“Janus” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2009
Duet of Beef
Beef Cheek Purse, Sliced Strip, Truffled Potato Gratin
“Rastaban” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2007
Maytag Blue Cheese & Fried Apple Pie
“Tethys” Late Harvest Riesling, Brooks Estate Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills 2010