Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Anniversary: Vintage 2015.

Today is my and Vinomaker's wedding anniversary.  Now, I am one of those people who have to celebrate an occasion on the actual day it happens: I simply cannot put things off until the weekend.  And because tonight is a school night we chose somewhere a little more on the casual side for our anniversary dinner.
Fumé Bistro & Bar is more of a neighbourhood restaurant than a fancy tourist destination. Located on a partial frontage road, alongside Highway 29, Fumé definitely has more of a low key atmosphere.  Dinner was really great - my halibut served with a lemon parsley risotto was delicious, as was Vinomaker's Cajun rock shrimp/andouille sausage fettuccine. Yum!
The wine list at Fumé is, in my opinion, passable.  I just wish they had more of a 'by the glass' wine selection.  Don't get me wrong, Vinomaker and I did not go thirsty.  I just think the wine options on the restaurant's wine list aren't very inspired.
I, of course, started off with a bubbly, a glass of NV Chandon Blanc de Noirs (California).  The rest of our evenings wine choices went something like this;
Laird, 2014 Pinot Grigio (Napa Valley).
Epiphany Cellars, 2013 Grenache Blanc (Santa Barbara).
Zocker, 2013 Grüner Veltliner (Edna Valley).
Phipps Family, 2011 Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley).
And last, but not least, a very unusual late harvest Chardonnay (yes, a Chardonnay), a Reynolds Family, 2006 Naughty Sticky (Napa Valley). Unusual name, unusual grape variey for a late harvest wine, but still quite enjoyable. Fun.
Happy anniversary Vinomaker.

5 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Congratulations to you guys! :)
Sounds like a great time, but who was driving?
Phipps Family, 2011 Zinfandel sounds winder-full;-)
I had to make a note that someone (I should have known) produces a Grüner Veltliner! Nice!

Thomas said...

Happy Anniversary.

Trubes said...

Happy Anniversary to you both,
Glad you had such a lovely evening,
The food sound s good, along with the wine, of course.

Di.x

Thud said...

congrats!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Thanks.
The Grüner Veltliner was nice, but not as nice as the Grenache blanc.

Tomasso: Thank you.

Trubes: It was a good evening, thank you.

Thud: Thank you very much...(for the Aintree Iron). Tee, hee!