A HUGE thank you to Kendall-Jackson and the wine family for the amazing wine adventure we enjoyed tonight!
How often do you get to ride in a limo, in New York City!?
Only if you’re Chuck Bass…or Kendall Jackson!
Fun times with friends!
That ended up at the Hilton for a cocktail party –
I had a delicious small glass of red – the Summation – and the first taste anyone but the Jackson family has had of this vintage!
New friends –
I made a small plate of appetizers to munch on, but only had a few nibbles – just enough to kill my hunger
We had the pleasure of being in the company of Barbara Banke tonight – owner of KJ Wines! Quite the celebrity!
For the second half of the evening, we made our way to Capital Grill for an amazing dinner
Many delicious wines were served from the Jackson Family brand
- Cambria 2007 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
- La Crema 2007 Pinot Noir, Los Carneros
- Cambria 2007 Barbara’s Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley (My fav!)
- Kendall-Jackson Jackson Hills 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley
I ate half of everything I was served (give or take) to save room
Crabcake with lobster was DELISH!
Esp with lemon
LOVED the Chard with it!! Buttery but not too oaky – perfection! All of the pairings were spot on –
I’m so sorry Matt missed this
Lamb (OK, sorry Matt missed this one too – he loves lamb! This one was rare and so succulent – only could fit a few bites on my palate though!)
Despite all the delicious pours, they were just the right portion – I don’t feel too tipsy! (And didn’t drink everything)
The steak main course was great too. I’m not a huge meat eater, but I had a few bites and really enjoyed them.
The mushroom and sauce was SO dense and wonderful
OMG the flourless chocolate torte!!! Smoky dark coffee chocolate, it was all I could have hoped for in a dessert. I only ate half – to be mindful – but half was everything.
I had my photo taken with Barbara Banke and Katie Jackson, the family behind KJ, La Crema and Cambria Wines, founded by Barbara and the famous Jess Jackson!
A night to remember!