This new dinner series is a four-course dinner that will take place on Thursday nights, each night with a theme. The first two Thursdays start with a French theme and next up will be a Moroccan dinner. Surprisingly, I happened to have a Thursday night open and could finally try out one of these dinners.
I have been to The Dark Room before for a late night glass of wine as well as a Wine Girl Wednesday with STLwinegirl, but not for a four-course meal! I was curious how this would go...
I immediately received a printed menu as soon as I sat down and everything sounded elegant, especially the wine pairings. (Of course there are a wine pairings at a wine bar!)
|Thyme & Gruyere Gougeres with Fig Marsala Jam and |
N/V Domaine Baumard "Turquoise" Brut from Loire Valley
|Salad Nicoise with Tarragon Vinaigrettte|
2013 Domaine Lafond
For the main course, I was really looking forward to the classic Boeuf Bouruignon and the meat was so soft, you didn't even need to use your knife!
|Boeuf Bourguignon with Yukon Potatoes and Carrots|
2013 Domaine Laporte
A rich dish like this needs a big red so out of the four choices, I selected the 2013 Domain Laporte Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley. My friends let me try their Merlot from Bordeaux and it was too dry for my taste so the Cab Franc was just right.
The big red was also a good pairing for the dessert course, a Flourless Chocolate Cake with Tawny Port Whip and Ghiradelli Caramel on top. You know how I feel about chocolate. Perfect meal.
|Flourless Chocoalte Cake with Tawny Port Whip, Ghiradelli Caramel, and Fleur de Sel|
Hopefully, The Dark Room will keep coming up with unique food and wine pairings!!
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