Washington State Winemaker Lunch at Eem

While I was at Feast Portland this past September, I was invited to an industry event, celebrating three very different winemakers from Washington state paired with delicious Thai and Southern bbq.

Each winery served up 3 flights of 3 different wines paired up with family style sharing dishes.

1st Course

Brisket and Boudain and Thai Fried Egg Salad

Field Greens with tamarind, shallot, toasted coconut, seasonal fruit — great flavours

Brisket and Boudain and Thai Fried Egg Salad with jasmine rice and Thai herbs

The wines presented for this course included from left to right

AniChi Cellars 2018 Puck Albarino Frizzante

Damsel Cellars 2017 Chardonnay

Wines of Sagemoor 2017 Without Rehearsal Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon and this one was my favourite for this pairing.

 

2nd Course

Pea shoots salad

Chopped BBQ Fried Rice with shishito, scallion, garlic, tamarind-amazing

Pea Shoots Salad — amazing flavours

The wines presented for this course included from left to right

AniChe Cellars 2016 Sancho Bordeaux style blend — delicious wine and my favourite of the three in this pairing.

Damsel Cellars 2017 Boushey Vineyards Grenache

Wines of Sagemoor 2016 Carving Blocks dry Riesling, loved this wine as well

 

AniChe Cellars

3rd Course

White Curry with brisket burnt ends

BBQ Meats Platter

White curry with brisket burnt ends – an outstanding dish

Bbq platter — love the beef brisket, mackerel and sauces

 

The wines presented for this course included from left to right

AniChe Cellars 2016 Sheloh 2016 Piedmont style blend

Damsel Cellars 2015 Boushey Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Wines of Sagemoor 2016 Miguel the Man Merlot/Cab Franc

and I love all three of thse wines.

 

4th Course

Banana and Chocolate Pie

The Banana and Chocolate Pie with coconut cream was the perfect finish.

Seasonal Fruit and Coconut Panna Cotta 

AniChe Cellars is located in Southern Washington in the gorge area and it’s all women owner and staff.

Damsel Cellars is based in Woodenville, Washington

Wines of Sagemoor is located in Naches, Washington

You can find Washington Wines, in many restaurants, bars and liquor stores in the Seattle and other areas in Washington state and beyond.

By: Richard Wolak