Coho Restaurant Wine Dinner, Friday Harbor, Washington

Our first wine dinner at Coho Restaurant was last night with Mt. Baker Vineyards. Winemaker and owner Randy Finney took time away from this very busy season of crushing grapes to spend the evening with us. It was a fabulous evening of great stories, food, wine, and company. The menu prepared by Coho’s Chef Paul Stevens was truely inspired. The presentations were as beautiful as they were tasty. Next time, we are going to remember to bring our camera so we can share the artistic creations as they are presented to our guests. Here is what our guests enjoyed:

Amuse Bouche
Watermelon and Homemade Mozzarella Salad on a Coriander Cracker
Sparkling Wine Cocktail

Braised Smoked Duck on a Schezwan Pancake with a Pomegranate and Hibiscus Flower Essence
2006 Barrel Select Roussanne

Pumpkin Bisque with Caramelized Onions and Toasted Pepitas
2006 Reserve Viognier

Greens from the Islands with Almonds and a Toasted Triple Brie Crudité
2007 Marsanne

Peach Sorbet

Halibut with a Puttanesca on a Bed of Roasted Polenta
2005 Malbec

Herb Encrusted French Cut Lamb Chops with Bread Pudding drizzled with a Blackberry Veal Glace
2003 Syrah

Walnut Cake with Caramelized Apples & Crumbled Stilton
2004 Late Harvest Viognier