I attended this amazing dinner at Fraiche Restaurant on Thursday October 21st that featured Painted Rock Estate Wines along with their Proprietor John Skinner.
Following the welcoming reception that featured the Painted Rock Chardonnay ‘09, Duck Liver Parfait canapés, we all sat down to dinner. I was fortunate to dine at the same table as John Skinner along with his friend/guest Torsten Allander who is the Winemaker/Proprietor of Foxtrot Vineyards.
Now on to dinner and the pairings!
Paired with the Merlot ’07, Painted Rock Estate Winery
Paired with the Cabernet Sauvignon ’08, Painted Rock Estate Winery
Paired with the Syrah ’07, Painted Rock Estate Winery
Paired with the Red Icon’07, Painted Rock Estate Winery
Executive Chef/Partner Dino Reaerts of Fraiche and his team created a menu that was paired very well with these wines.
The meal ended with some heavenly Cinnamon Macarons filled with white chocolate ganache.
Comments: All of the wines and courses were well paired, I found the Merlot ’07 to be outstanding paired with the Mushroom Bisque in the 1st course. The Red Icon ‘07 was the best wine and it paired well with the cheese plate in the fourth course. The food was delicious and I was absolutely in love with the Chanterelle Mushroom Bisque.
By: Richard Wolak