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Monday, April 21, 2008

Tacoma Garden Club Invades Walla Walla

Thirty six gardening buffs from the west side of the Evergreen State wreaked havoc and destruction over the weekend of April 19th. We were lucky enough to feed them.

We rented Carnegie, the wife built some very agreeable tulip centerpieces, Sean from Water's Winery was our guest sommlier, and we tried to impress with the food.

Three apps: crostini, white bean puree, pork confit... endive, goat cheese mousse, cranberry apple relish... swedish pancakes, apple butter.


- asparagus salad, tarragon dressing, poached trout, potato pinwheel

- walla walla sweet onion soup, caramelized onion custard, thyme brown butter

- red wine braised short ribs, potato gratin, roasted asparagus, pearl onions, cauliflower

- patisserie gelato, shortbread, macerated strawberries, whipped cream

Wines to match: Stella Blanca semillon, Waters voigner, Waters syrah, Northstar syrah, Three Rivers Gwertziminer (or however the hell you spell it!).
We don't like to brag, but... pretty yummy.



Kris said...

We were lucky enough to be there! The library was a great venue, especially with the art show. The food was suberb, wonderful service, pretty table setting, good wines. A memorable evening- Thank you.

Kristine and Peter McLean

john lastoskie said...

Hi John,

Tried to ‘post’ the following but was unsuccessful – I’ve never blogged so undoubtedly this is revealing my age and limited tech skill!

“We agree. Thanks to you and your crew John. It was a wonderful evening -- outstanding food and good wines. Pretty lively conversation too. It had been 30+ years since being in Walla Walla. We'll be back much sooner.

Christine & Karl”

Do you ever share recipes? I’d love to make your WW sweet onion soup, caramelized onion custard, & thyme brown butter combo.

Thanks again John – it was yummy.

Christine Anderson

Tacoma Garden Club