Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wine dinners #1 and #2

Wine dinner #1: Benziger Family Winery (Sonoma, CA), April 17th

Course 1: Hors d'oeuvres reception, paired with sauvignon blanc
Course 2: Tomato and crab salad over mesclun greens, paired with chardonnay
Course 3: Almond crusted sea bass over spinach, paired with pinot noir
Course 4: Filet mignon, mushroom sauce and garlic mashed potatoes, paired with cabernet
Course 5: Chocolate cake and pot de creme, paired with syrah

Wine dinner #2: Banfi Vintner (Italian imports), June 12th

Course 1: Antipasto platter, paired with garganega
Course 2: Wild mushroom risotto, paired with sangiovese
Course 3: Veal osso bucco ravioli, paired with chianti
Course 4: Venison chop, blackberry sauce, broiled tomato, potatoes lyonnaise, paired with amarone
Course 5: Chocolate sin cake and raspberry sorbet, paired with sparkling rose

Sunday, June 03, 2012

How is it June already?

In three weeks I'll be eating a corndog at Capt'n Franks in OBX!

Until then, I've still got plenty of work to do. Pre-vacation daily planks start today, oof. 11 more yoga classes, 8 or 9 runs (including the Twilight 4-Miler on Saturday), 6 lifting sessions, and 5 dates with Jillian Michaels.

I can do NINE chinups (3 sets of 3) and almost 1 full pull-up. I think I'll get that one down this week.

Also coming up before the beach: Skinners' going away party today, Matt's cousin's HS graduation, Game Night, another wine dinner at Ruth's Chris, Robyn and Derrick and Elise, our 9 year anniversary, and a wedding shower for Kelly.

And then BEACH. I already have a spa afternoon planned with a pedicure, signature body wrap, and signature facial on the calendar. We're going to have seafood night at Captain George's this year, and M and I will probably go to Tail of the Whale again as well. This year's movie is MIB:III. I plan to rotate my two Jillian DVDs, and run a bit as the weather allows.