I wish to prolong an enormous thanks to Killearn Country Club for inviting myself and three company to take pleasure in their most up-to-date “Chris Clark Presents” tapas and beer or wine pairing dinner.
When you’ve lived in Tallahassee some time now, then you definitely most likely both know Chris, or his work within the restaurant trade. Chris is greatest generally known as the proprietor of the as soon as landmark restaurant right here on the town, Avenue Eat and Drink in addition to Zin and Sin, Cafe Cabernet, and plenty of different ideas.
Chris is the brand new Meals and Beverage director at at Killearn Country Club and, as a part of this endeavor, he now gives eating occasions that includes 5 to seven programs of tapas and wine or beer pairing dinners. Their current themed nights embrace “Recent From Florida”, the “New Orleans” dinner I attended with buddies, and an upcoming St. Patricks Evening this Wednesday, March 17th (dine-in menu and occasion data)!
In an effort to result in member and visitor consciousness to the brand new eating experiences out there on the Killearn Country Club, Mr. Clark and his Government Chef Kevin Renfroe, invited us to check out their newest seven course wine dinner, celebrating New Orlean’s fashion conventional fare!
We walked right into a dim lit eating room stuffed with tables coated in linens, twinkling candles, and glowing wine glasses. The house was lovely, excellent for a enjoyable get along with buddies or a romantic date night time together with your vital different. As we sat down, we had been greeted by their sommelier that poured every glass of wine, giving us a lesson with every pairing, and each glass was certainly the right praise to every dish!
Pascal’s Barbecued Shrimp
A Worcestershire sauce with pepper, creole seasoning, & butter, a lot of butter, recent baguette
Michael David Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, California 2019
Baked plump Gulf oysters, savory combination of shrimp, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, & seasonings
Michael David Vineyard, Chardonnay, Lodi, California 2018
A New Orleans Basic, wealthy soup of duck, beef inventory, aromatics, Sherry, & chopped boiled egg
Michael David Vineyard, Freak Present, Chardonnay, Lodi, California 2018
Blended Grill of New Orleans Sausages & Grits
Alligator sausage, pork & seafood boudin, Creole mustard sauce, pink wine caramelized onions, grits
Michael David Vineyard, Petite Petit, Lodi, California 2018 (Wine Fanatic – 93 pts.)
Andouille, Crab Meat, Shrimp, Onion, Celery, Crimson Bell Pepper, Okra, Clam Juice, Crystal Scorching Sauce, Darkish Roux
Michael David Vineyard, Freakshow Crimson Mix, Lodi, California 2018 (Wine Fanatic – 89 pts.)
Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee’
Shrimp & crawfish stew “smothered” in a darkish roux with onion, celery, peppers, garlic, white rice, & scallions
Michael David Vineyard, Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, California 2018
Michael David Vineyard, sixth Sense Syrah, Lodi, California 2018
Each dish was bursting with that New Orleans spice, the sauces had been so wealthy and flavorful, and all was balanced out completely with every glass of wine. We prepare dinner from scratch at house most nights, however normally land lovers for some motive, so if I ever dine out, I’m all the time ordering all surf and no turf. I liked that we had been served every part from shrimp, to crawfish, clams, crab and a lot extra from the very starting to the top of our predominant programs.
After which there was dessert!!! Oh my phrase, that cheesecake although!! I’m normally only a choco-holic, however I simply couldn’t cease with this Praline Cheesecake. It’s probably the greatest desserts I’ve ever had!
We had such an incredible time and each course was spectacular! The meals, wine, service, ambiance and good instances with buddies made for the right night and I can’t wait to return once more someday quickly. Thanks Killearn Country Club for internet hosting such a beautiful occasion, and we very a lot recognize you inviting us!
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