04 May 2011
Cakebread Wine Dinner at Jack Binion’s (Horseshoe Casino)
Many years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Cakebread Cellars in California and loved the vineyard and the wine. So I was crazy excited to learn that Jack Binions (where my wonderful brother is the manager) was holding a wine dinner with this vineyard.
It was a five star event for sure and Erik expertly paired the food with the wine. I was a very proud sister watching him in his element being the “Boss”. The food and wine were spectacular. We started out with a 2009 Sauvignon Blanc paired with Diver Scallops/Tagliatelle/Pink Peppercorns/Garlic Chips – excellent!
Followed with a 2009 Chardonnay paired with Foie Gras and Amarillo Ravioli/Vanilla and Lime (even my mom who dislikes Foie Gras enjoyed this dish)
Next up was a 2007 Pinot Noir paired with Grilled Salmon Paillard/Little Octopus/Blueberries (the Blueberries were an excellent addition!)
Fourth course we enjoyed a 2007 Merlot paired with Braised Short Ribs Bourguignon (I am not a rib fan but this was very tasty)
And my favorite - dessert - was the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon enjoyed with Blackberry Clafouti which was delicious.
The meal was superb! The wines quite delicious! The service outstanding!! Excellent job lil brother and the staff of Jack Binion’s and Cakebread. A very delightful evening.
And much to our delight Randy Montana was playing next door at the Whiskey Roadhouse.
*Lighting was not ideal for picture taking. I need practice! Or less wine...