Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Night Out for Dining

The OMMAGs paid a repeat visit to the Resto Gare in Saint B last night.

I'd sum up the evening as : Situation Normal All OK with props to the staff for attentiveness and accommodation.
Out meals consisted of the Rack of Lamb, the Bison Short Ribs and our guests shared the Chateaubriand. Appetizers and salads included the Scallops in White wine sauce (Coquille St. Jaques) with mushrooms and a nice Caesar salad.

Deserts were off the cart and I can say that the Maple Syrup pie had only ONE failing and that was the slice was too damned small.

The highlight of the evening though was our second wine selection.

We tried :
Casa Silva Reserve Carmenere from the "Big and Juicy" section of the menu and I was impressed to the max.

The nose on this hearty Chilean Red was an amazing floral and spice perfume that was IMO the most unique and appealing aroma I have ever experienced in a wine.
The body dark and opaque with legs all around the glass and the palate was pleased with a robust (although not as intense as the nose) spicy and rich grape.

The Carmenere grape is one of the survivors that were preserved from the grape blight that destroyed so many European varieties in the 1800s. Thank you Chile and thank you Casa Silva.

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