Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Non-Cooking Class!

Last night we decided to treat ourselves to the Chef's Tasting Menu at a local restaurant.  A week "off" from cooking class.  We thought we would give someone the chance to cook for us, and to pair wines for an overall experience :)

Do you follow Groupon?  We have Groupon here, but we also have a local "Daily Deal" from Smalltown, VA's newspaper.  It was one of these Daily Deals that got us to the restaurant we went to, for the Chef's Tasting, for $20.  No.  I'm not kidding.  The wine was extra, but who cares!  $20 was MORE than reasonable.

We started off with a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

We enjoyed the Pinot Grigio with:

(goat cheese, local types of lettuce, julienne apples, roasted pistachios and an absolutely delicious house dressing)


(shrimp over fettuccini with a Parmesan cream sauce.  my favorite dish of the evening!)

Then, we ordered a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.

We enjoyed the Cab with:

(duck with root vegetables)


(the most delish homemade brownie with butter pecan ice cream, covered in a strawberry sauce.  ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?  yes.  yes i am.  and it was tasty.)

Overall, the evening was PERFECT!

Bon Appetit!


mrs.mfc said...

I want that dessert so so so bad!!!! YUM!

Angela Duke said...

That looks beyond delicious!! Great deal!!

Screen Door Prep said...

Oh, yum, what a great deal! That brownie looks unbelievable. =p

Tote said...

That meal looked delicious! Maybe I should get some ladies together and start a cooking group. It looks like fun!

Love Cocktails and puppydog tails! said...

ok..... one word YUM! sounds just about perfect!

DIMH said...

YUM YUM. I love shrimp and pasta.