Wined & Dined (Heaven on Seven Wine Dinner)
Yesterday I was talking to my friend Jeff about how I never really feel full after eating anymore. And then I went to a seven-course wine-paired meal at Heaven on Seven with Andy and Aimee and Chris and Christi and some others.
And after the first three courses of this Heaven on Seven Wine Dinner, I felt like I was going to die.
And after six courses of cajun food including a dessert trio (which I forced myself to eat ALL of because…dessert!) I kind of had to throw up in the bathroom from eating and drinking too much (yeah, yeah I did).
I think this proves that I will never be a competitive eater…
Anyways, here’s what we ate (and drank!) at the Heaven on Seven Wine Dinner:
Grilled Andouille Sausage over Sweet Potato Polenta with Creole Mustard and Caramelized Onion
I really don’t like sausage (mostly a texture thing) so I was nervous but there were no big chunks to bite into so I was OK. It was damn tasty too. The sausage tasted kind of like a hot dog and the spiciness of the mustard and sweetness of the potato worked well together. I told Andy it was too spicy for me though and he said there was nothing spicy about it. The wine was really good too.
Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay
Yummy! It was a really good gumbo. Spicy though 🙂 This Chardonnay seemed a little sweeter than the previous.
Crawfish Pie in a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust
Roundhill Pinot Grigio
I love me some crawfish…and I love me some crawfish that comes with a phallic-shaped pastry. I think it was supposed to be shaped like a crawfish. At least that is what we told the boys.
Orzolaya with Chicken, Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Tomato and Parmesan
Rutherford Ranch Merlot
The Orzoloya is kind of an Italian twist on Jambalaya. It’s a bad sign though when you are on the fourth course and feel like you’re going to die and have three more to go. The merlot was one of my favorite wines of the evening, really smooth (although every time I looked at my sheet and saw “Ranch Merlot” I kept thinking it was made with Ranch dressing. For the record, wine made with ranch dressing would be amazing).
Creole Spiced Pan Seared Tilapia over a Crab Cake with Warm Remoulade Sauce
Scott Pinot Noir
OK, so by this time I really felt like I was going to die. So I could only eat a couple of bites. The crab cake was good and the tilapia was OK but I’ve had better tilapia before. But it was good. But I really couldn’t eat much of it.
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Tip over Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Homemade Worcestershire and a Vidalia Onion Ring
Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
The steak and the sauce were really good. Of course, I could only eat like two bites of tem at this point. The wine was extremely flavorful too. I was a little disappointed in the mashed potatoes. Mashed potato is probably my favorite food group but I like them thick. These were a little thin.
Dessert Trio — Pecan Pie, Coconut Cake, and Peanut Butter Pie
Rutherford Ranch Moscato and Port
How can you go wrong with THREE desserts? Each one was better than the next. The coconut cake was very moist and the peanut butter pie was creamy and delicious. The pecan pie was my favorite because I love pecan pie. I ate them all…which I shouldn’t have but you kind of have to eat three desserts when you are given three desserts. It’s a law or something. The wines were my favorite because, well, I love dessert wine. They apparently only make about 75 cases of each of these a year and we got to taste them. Both were delish.