spring wine and food

March 22, 2010

Happy Spring. I had a beautiful meal yesterday at Treadwell in Port Dalhousie in the Niagara region. I started with a truffle, soy-cream risotto; second was squash and mushroom gnocchi with sage, all washed down with Sauvignon Blanc from Nyarai Cellars. Dessert was vanilla ice cream, dolce de lecce ice cream, and chocolate sorbet with an espresso.

The highlight of the day was a tasting at Kacaba Vineyards were we tasted some of the best Ontario reds I have ever tasted. In fact they were some of the best reds that I have tasted. Two standouts were the 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve and the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. 2007 was an outstanding year for Ontario, especially for the red grapes that got a chance to ripen fully for a change.

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