Monday, August 3, 2009

In the Vineyard

We had several occasions to celebrate this past weekend and so attended a special dinner - a summer sparkling wine picnic at L. Mawby.
L. Mawby is on the Leelanau peninsula, a particularly lovely part of the state, with rolling hills surrounded by Lake Michigan. Due to the unique geologic topography, it's an ideal location for growing fruit of all types - especially grapes!

We enjoyed six courses, out in the vineyard:

Tapenade with fresh vegetables
Hummus with Grilled French Bread
Tomato & Mozzarella with Basil

Thai Spiced Shrimp with Cucumbers & Peppers

Warm Salmon Loaf with Beurre Blanc
Potato Batonnet with Parsley

Fresh Vegetables, Zucchini & Corn
Fresh Basil Dressing

BBQ Rack of Lamb
Lentil Salad

Pine Nut Tart with Saffron & Fennel

And each course was accompanied with a different sparkling wine, grown and made on site.
We finished with a vineyard walk and talk by Larry Mawby himself; all in all an absolutely delightful evening!

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