Abacela Wine Maker’s Dinner

Here are some shots from the Abacela Wine Maker’s dinner last night.

Steamed Clams and Mussels with Baby Winter Broccoli, Portuguese Sausage and Saffron Risotto Cakes

Beet and Herbed Goat Cheese “Ravioli” with Pickled Red Onions and Pesto Vinaigrette

Seared Lamb Carpaccio with Truffle Aioli and Focaccia Crisps

Olive Oil Poached (Sous Vide) filet of Beef with Salt Cod Cakes, Olive Soil and Brown Butter-Balsamic Green Beans


Rogue Creamery “Echo Mountain” Blue Cheese 3 Ways

1.   Brulee with Raspberry “Caviar”

2.   Port Wine Poached Sekle Pears filled with Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts with Rosemary “Paint”

3.   Sous Vide with Oven Cured Raspberries

Here’s a shot of the raspberry caviar being dropped into frozen canola oil to set into perfect little caviar size spheres.

Special thanks to Earl and Hilda Jones for coming and bringing some spectacular wines and sharing with us a lot about the important work they do.

Abacela Wine Maker’s Dinner Coming!

Tickets can be purchased from me.  5 Courses with wines from Abacela Winery here in Roseburg Oregon.  $75 all inclusive.  Seats are limited.  Hosted by the Jacksonville Inn.  February 26th 6:30pm.


Saffron Risotto Cakes with Clams, Mussels, Portuguese Sausage and Baby Winter Broccoli

  • 2008 Albarino

Roasted Beet and Herbed Goat Cheese “Ravioli” with Pesto Vinaigrette

  • 2008 Granache Rose

Seared Lamb Carpaccio with Black Oregon Truffle Aioli, Baby Frisee and Focaccia Chips

  • 2001 Syrah

Olive Oil Poached (Sous Vide) Filet of Beef topped with Cod Cakes, Basil and Brown Butter Green Beans with toasted Pine Nuts

  • 1999 Tempranillo Estate

Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese Three Ways:

  1. Sous Vide with Oven Cured Raspberries
  2. Creme Brulee
  3. Port Wine Poached Seckle Pears filled with Candied Walnuts and Brutal Blue
  • 2006 Port

Note that some items may change slightly due to seasonality or availability.  Trust though, it will be good.

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