A really great wine dinner at Richard’s Vicino’s with Winemaker Coco Umiker from Clearwater Canyon Cellars. Superb wines and an awesome dinner that was perfectly paired with the wines. These dinners always create a fantastic dinner atmosphere and we got to meet new friends, too! Below are some photos of the evening and also the menu that Chef Richard Langston created for our enjoyment. And as a note: Chef Richard uses local produce and products whenever possible. Tonight’s dinner is an example of that philosophy.
The Menu for the evening and the wines that were paired with dinner.
Chef Richard Langston
Coco Umiker, Winemaker at Clearwater Canyon Cellars
Smoked Idaho Sturgeon
lemon gastrique, Idaho caviar cream
2015 “Lochsa”, Umiker Vineyard, Lewis-Clark Valley
La Quercia coppa
Goat Cheese Dressing
2014 Merlot, Lewis-Clark Valley
Coriander Spiced Lamb Meatballs
Local Heirloom Polenta
2014 Carmenere, Phinny Hill Vineyaqrd, Horse Heaven Hills
Soy and Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Belly
Roasted Sesame Broccoli
2014 Columbia Valley Petit Syrah
2014 Verhey Vineyard, Rattlessnake Hills Merlot
The wines tonight were all made in Idaho by Clearwater Canyon Cellars, even though some of the grapes are from the state of Washington. For that reason, I am including an AVA map of Washington. You will be able to locate these different grape producing areas. Because the wine was produced in Idaho and in the Lewis-Clark AVA (Idaho’s newest AVA), the wines are considered Idaho wine.
Washington state AVA’s