As we prepared for the tasting menu at Good Commons last weekend, it felt special. Chef Matthew and I have worked together before to put together wonderful food and wine events, and this would be another triumph of a perfect pairing. As I began polishing the glassware and setting the table, the smells of delicious food wafted through the house (all of it gluten free, btw) and started the anticipation for the evening meal.
I think we hit all of the pairings on flavor profiles, but there were two knock outs that I will use again when given the opportunity. The Porchetta and the Pinot Noir…divine. The PN had just enough umph to match the savory meat flavors, the added crunchy pork skin on the top added texture just about made me shudder with delight. The other pairing was the Moscato d’Asti, which gets a bad rap sometime, but it had an acidity that with the rhubarb pavlova and house made whipped cream, was a perfect compliment. And by the way, all wines $15 or under.
Cheers to us!
Check out more writings on food from Chef Matthew Wexler at www.roodeloo.com
and check out the future offerings, especially the Labor Day Food and Wine Gourmet Getaway, of Good Commons at www.goodcommons.com