Dino and Inman Family Wine DinnerPosted: May 13, 2012
Nick and I were able to attend an amazing dinner at Dino on Wednesday. I have ben wanting to go to the restaurant for quiet some time because of their focus on sustainable and local, and this seemed like a perfect time to try it out!
You can see the first two courses described above – it was my first time having pig head! The one with green on top is the pork and the other is the seafood. This was paired with a Rose and was our second favorite wine of the night. We both liked the seafood crostini better.
Next was my first soft shell crab ever! It was grilled and paired with a tomato sauce jarred last summer. It was accompanied by a Chardonnay. I still like lobster better
The owner and wine maker made the rounds giving us insight on their organic wines and how they use local and sustainable products. This is Dean the restaurant owner and he is full of passion for food!
The third course was duck leg roasted with a homemade ginger glaze (so good), duck fat fried potatoes, and a poached quail egg. This was paired with a 2007 Pinot Noir on the valley and was lighter.
The fourth course was AMAZING! This was a stewed lamb with herb crust over 4 cheese polenta. The polenta was so good with gruyere, blue cheese, assiago and some other kind I cannot remember. I wanted to lick my bowl clean! This was paired with another Pinot Noir.
Lastly we ended with two lovely cheeses and the best Pinot Noir of the night! Sorry it went un-pictured.
We took the metro to allow ourselves a full night of wine enjoyment. Although we got home late (thanks red line track work!) it was worth it. Great date night!