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.
It’s just so much fun to see some of the dishes being presented at awesome restaurants such as Vicino’s in Boise or maybe even State and Lemp, which we have not been to, yet. Makes me wonder what Andrae Bopp would think of this dish. I think it was that good. Left-Click to see the dish enlarged. Cheers!
Wow! Such a great evening having some outstanding wines and an outstanding dinner prepared by Chef Richard Langston, a James Beard Award Nominee! A total of 7 courses and 7 wines. This superb restaurant is located at 808 W Fort St, Boise, ID 83702, (208) 472-1463. It might be a good idea to call for reservations. We had a Dover Sole dish that was absolutely wonderful. So I asked the question, “What is the difference between Dover Sole and Flounder?” The answer is here from Chef Richard and from E-How.
Sole and flounder are both types of flatfish, and because the texture is similar, they are considered interchangeable in recipes. However, they are two separate species with slightly different looks and tastes.
Sole is a type of flatfish. Dover sole, the most common type, is a member of the Soleidae family. Flounder is also a type of flatfish categorized under Heterosomata.
Both fish are flat, with both eyes on one side of their face so they can hide on the ocean floor and watch for prey. While both are oval in shape, flounder is more rounded.
Here is what we had and the wines that went with each course. Thanks to Cafe Vicino for such a great evening and to Chef Richard and his Staff for great service. It was good to see “old” friends again. Enjoy these photos! Left-Click any of the photos to see them enlarged.
Such a great Easter Sunday! Robin in her RabbiT ears and me a year older. Good to have Marnie, Mac, Chris, Madison, Sophia and Maggie with us. Robin spent most of Saturday making a Chocolate Hazelnut Torte that was delicious. There are some photos of the cake below. Thank-You to everyone who was at this dinner party. Thank-You, too, for the cards and gifts. I appreciate all of you and the gifts. Here’s what we had for dinner. Left-Click any of the photos to see a larger view. Cheers! Of course, we had to have some wine. And don’t forget to Vote above. Thanks.
Here are some appetizers we had.
And salads, too!
And here are some of the entrees we had.
A delightful party and dinner. Don’t you think?
Robin and I decided to go out for dinner last night. We went to Cafe Vicino for a delicious treat. We have not been there for a while, but they still maintain their 5-Star rating. It was good to see Carrie again, one of our favorite Wait Persons and to meet Sarah. Great job Ladies! Look at what we had. Cheers!
Basil Cream Sauce
Basil and Prosciutto
Curried Yellow Squash Soup
Oven-Roasted Alaskan Halibut
Cheese Filled Ravioli
Caper Brown Butter Sauce
Poached Black Cod, Clams, Corn, Pancetta and Cannelline Beans
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
hazelnut short dough with warm chocolate molten center topped with whipped cream
Key Lime Tart
Key Lime curd in a short dough crust topped with meringue served with strawberry sauce
The Chocolate Hazelnut Tart was good!
So was the Key Lime Tart!