Monday, May 28, 2012

"Civilized Lunch," blockbuster wines at Devil's Pulpit Golf Association...

"Civilized Lunch" at Devil's Pulpit Golf Association...


The Baroness and I were joined by VidalBlonde and Zoltan Szabo for a "civilized lunch" invitation by General Manager Andreas Rieder. It turned out to be very civilized. Here's how it went:


We were also joined by members of the association and huge wine buff themselves. Andreas and I provided the wines. We lined them up on the table and asked Executive Sous Chef Jason Higgs to cook for each wine, the reverse of how it's normally done, and a real pleasure to enjoy Jason's creations. Let me observe now, that each food pairing was spot-on.

Photos (L to R) Millesimato Contrato sparkling, entire wine selection lined up, scallops



 - Millesimato Contratto 2007 sparkling Metodo Classico, Italy



Viewpointe Sauvignon Blanc, Pointe Blanc 2010, EPIC Ontario

FOOD PAIRING: Scallops, mango cole slaw with passion fruit. 


Photos (L to R) Mrs & Dr. Zee, Chef and Andreas, Zweigelt, Viewpointe and Smith & Wilson wines


- Andert Josef Zweigelt 2010 (Austria)

- Smith & Wilson Rondeau Red Merlot-Gamay, EPIC Ontario

- Viewpointe Colchester Cuvee, EPIC Ontario


FOOD PAIRING: Cured meats, pate, grilled sliced bread, steak tartare (best I've ever had).




- Antinori Matarocchio Tenuta Guado Al Tasso 2007 (Cabernet Franc), Livorno - Italy 

- Viewpointe Cabernet Franc (Burgundy label) 2007, EPIC Ontario

- E. Guigal La Mouline Cote Roti 1991, France


FOOD PAIRING: Beef short ribs



 - La Spinetta Oro Piemonte Moscato Passito 2005, Italy (brought by Dr. Zee)

- Luis Felipe Licor Elaborado El Espana


FOOD PAIRING: House-made pastry platter and ice cream


Photos (L to R) Andreas holds up the La Spinetta, Pastry platter, home made ice cream with Luis Felipe, us on the golf course.



Zoltan compares tasting notes with VidalBlonde


Conclusion: Yes, you truly CAN have a civilized lunch at Devil's Pulpit Golf Association. The food, the wines, the service, and the venue were truly outstanding.  I get to travel the world and experience the best, and this too was up there with the very best.


... WB




not necessarily SB fan, but two really good ones over weekend, Staete Landt '11 Marlborough & Viewpointe '10 'Pointe Blanc' LENS restrained.



many spellbinding wines yesterday, thanks  for summing 'em up...!


   enjoyed Viewpointe '10 'Pointe Blanc' Sauvignon Blanc, tropical, but restrained w/ no green / grass notes, round, ripe & fresh



   Chef, the menu was absolutely wonderful and worked spot on with the wines, thank YOU...!


   Terrabianca 2000 Il Fior Di Fino Rare as a white crow, Sherry yeast involved Tuscan unique dessert wine


    Bodegas Rubio 1893 Luis Felipe Licor 24% Al. 'You can never get this' Reverse Port.


fantastic lunch at Devil's Pulpit in Caledon, thanking the great Andreas Rieder for organizing, fab food & unbelievable wines...!


   Guado Al Tasso '07 Matarocchio Currants, tobacco, tomato, cardamom


   E. Guigal '91 'La Moulin' Côte-Rôtie Cranberry jam, Pomegranate, oyster shell, bacon fat, cashmere


when having wines like these for lunch, just say "love you, baby Jesus"...! 


kicking off the long weekend w/ Contratto '07 Rut Metodo Classico by La Spinetta 


ooh la la...! lunch here...! 

    Bodegas Rubio 1893 Luis Felipe Licor 24% Al. 'You can never get this' Reverse Port.


   Terrabianca 2000 Il Fior Di Fino Rare as a white crow, Sherry yeast involved Tuscan unique dessert wine


   La Spinetta '05 'Oro' Moscato Passito Rose Petals, Lavendar, honey, not 2 sweet, or heavy. Unbelievable




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