The kicker was the addition of smoked BBQ'd Baby Back Ribs to this menu. The great news was slowed cooked items are easy to do ahead and then fire up at the last minute. "My dad loves Smoked Salmon served with crackers," also a do ahead item. The only cooked-on-site item was Halibut poached in a lemon and wine sauce and the sweet potato fries.
The 5 courses and wine parings brought to you by yours truly.
Smoked Copper River Salmon with Wasabi Aioli - Byron Pinot Noir
Mixed Garden Fresh Salad with in a Tarragon and Lemon Oil Vinaigrette - Byron Chardonnay
Poached Halibut in a Lemon and Wine Poaching Sauce with Garden Fresh Green Beans - Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc
Smoked BBQ'd Baby Back Ribs with Sweet Potato Fries - Louis Jadot Beaujolais
Russian Cream with a Mixed Berry Coulis and Macadamia Nut Chocolate Cookie - Port
It was great fun and as I experienced in Italy, good food brought out over a longer period of time creates time for fun conversation. The dining experience took well over two hours and based on comments, all had a good time.
They even liked the food.
Thanks to my assistant Chris. She helped out a lot.