Monday, June 24, 2013

Dinner at Cline Cellars in Sonoma, CA

Katy Utter and family
This weekend I got the unique opportunity to attend the 2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Grand Marshall's Banquet at Cline Cellars in Sonoma, CA. My uncle (above) had some extra tickets so my boyfriend Matt and I drove up on Friday night to the event. I'm not a big NASCAR fan, but I am a big food and wine fan so I obviously loved it. Besides getting to spend some time with family, I also met Darrell Waltrip. Nice guy.
The dinner was at Cline Cellars in beautiful Sonoma, CA. The reception started outside and dinner was inside The Barrel Room, which was a large warehouse type building that has tons of beautiful wine barrel's against the wall. There was probably 50+ tables and it was all catered by Elaine Bell Catering. Considering the amount of people they were serving, the food was fantastic.
Dinner from Elaine Bell Catering

Top left: spinach salad with apples, pine nuts, blue cheese espuma, and bacon served with a great Chardonnay.
Top right: Grilled skirt steak with spicy chilean salsa. Corn pudding and baby red potatoes served with 2010 Highwayman Proprietary Red.
Bottom left: Dark chocolate decadence with cocoa powder. Red cabernet raspberry and white almond gelee hearts.
Bottom right: Strawberry panna cotta with strawberry meringue kisses.

My only complaint was that my steak was a little undercooked. Also----->I did not have two desserts! One was Matthew's, but they both were pretty tasty :)

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