So a couple of week's ago, Sunday Dinner Club sat down with Ian and Steve from Vinejoy and drank a bunch of wine out of paper bags. We were menu planning of course. Specifically, we were dreaming up our Valentine's Day 2013 menu. We recorded this meeting. There is quite a bit of slurring, background music, rickies, drinking, occasional vulgarities, religious exploration and wasted time.
We are sharing this recording with you. We feel vulnerable. You will hear myself (Josh Kulp), my co-chef Christine Cikowski, our sous-chef Amy Hoover, along with our wine friends Ian and Steve.
Just a heads up on what you might hear if you listen. We tasted wines out of paper bags - it was a blind tasting so we would not be influenced by labels or grapes. If you are interested in how we chefs spend our time and also how we navigate the process of collaborative menu planning, you might enjoy listening.
And the menu we created with the wines:
Cool Ranch Crackers
Illinois Sparkling Bubbly
Green Curry Lobster and Corn Soup, Bay Scallops, Thai Basil and Cilantro
Force of Nature Pinot Gris
Bo Ssam Pork, Smoked Paprika and Spaghetti Squash Salad
Force of Nature Tempranillo
Cashew Sesame Noodles, Charred Sirloin and Garlicky Summer Beans
Force of Nature Cabernet Sauvignon
Salted Shortbread Cookies with Chili and Caramelia Chocolate Ganache
Force of Nature Zinfandel