It never fails, we always have a wine dinner to go to here in Boise. And tonight, was no exception. A great location and super talent was displayed out of the kitchen of the Cottonwood Grille. And I must thank Dav Fairchild, Cottonwood Grille Manager, for taking some of these photos. The photo on the left is the entrance to the restaurant. The three, very talented Idaho wineries showcased tonight, were Vale Wine Co., Fraser Vineyards and Syringa Winery. Enjoy the photos. Left-Click any photo for a Full Screen view.

Sitting: Vicki Danielson and John Danielson – Winemaker Vale Wine Co.
Standing: Dav Fairchild – Manager Cottonwood Grille

Bev Fraser
Bill Fraser, Winemaker Fraser Vineyards

Bill Fraser, Fraser Vineyards
Mike Crowley, Winemaker/Owner Syringa Winery

Bev Fraser and daughter Shelley

Some of the crowd that were there.

We, the people, Salute the Chefs for the following Menu. Salute!

The Menu

The Chefs. Great job!!!

Smoked Fish Platter
Trout, Scallops and Escolar
delicately smoked and served with a creamy dill sauce, onion confit and watercress oil

2009 Syringa Sauvignon Blanc
great paring

Warm Goat Cheese Salad
grilled goat cheese on mixed baby greens with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

2010 Vale Viognier
superb paring

Monkfish Donostiarra
filet of monkfish roasted till tender, topped with garlic and olive oil
Fresh Asparagus

2008 Vale Merlot
big chocolate on the nose; super with the garlic and fish

Petite Fillet Mignon
grilled perfectly and serve with fresh morel sauce
Potatoes Rissolette

2009 Fraser Petite Verdot
superb match but needs much time. lay this one down for 5+ years. 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Syringa Cabernet Sauvignon
young, still needs time, tannins, needs food

French Silk Chocolate

2009 Fraser Petite Sirah
huge, big, great paring

And as the sun sets in the West, and the delicious dinner settles, we stop and reflect on the awesome treats we have just devoured. The meal was superb and we salute the Chefs from the Cottonwood Grille on a job well done. The wine parings were also superb. All of these Idaho wineries have done an excellent job in producing superb wines. Cheers!