Friday, August 27, 2010
Delius Restaurant in Signal Hill hosted a dinner this evening. www.deliusrestaunt.com, All the wines were from Rudi Weist Imports and Nancy Deprez was the rep. Nancy originally worked at the Wine Country before she was offered this job. So at the table I sat at was Nancy along with Randy & Dale Kemmer, owners of the Wine Country. Educational evening.
This dinner was sold out with a waiting list. The food as always at Delius was first rate. There were 2 substitutions on the menu. Originally we were having pickled herring, but since France takes the whole month of August off as vacation and the country shuts down, the fresh herring did not arrive and it was substituted with trout. The other was the venison. Someone apparently wrote down veal on the meat order for the purveyor.
First Course: Pickled Trout with salt roasted Yukon Gold potato, baby carrot and mustard crisp. This was served with a 2009 Hans Wirsching Silvaner Trocken, Iphofer Kronsberg.
Second Course: Sauteed Sweetbreads with a cauliflower/salsify ragout and curried radish salad. Wine was a 2008 Pfeffingen "Pfeffo" Estate Riesling, Kabinett .
Third Course: Cinnamon Scented Duck Breast with black bean/pear chutney and carmelized onion duck jus. A 2008 Becker Pinot Noir, Pfalz accompanied this dish
Fourth Course: Pan Roasted Veal Loin with mushroom and root vegetable terrine, baby arugula and carrot/thyme puree. Served with 2007 Scnaitmann Lemberger, Wurttemberg.
Dessert was: Chocolate Marscapone Cheesecake with Blackberry Gelee.
There was not a thing I did not like about the menu or the wines. All were very good. My favorite wine of the night was the Silvaner. I probably should buy some but I am on a quest to downsize my wine accumulation. I am out of room and have too many cases sitting in back of the couch. Time to drink.