Saturday, September 24, 2011
In celebration of Lynne’s Birthday, we took off on Saturday afternoon for a little wine tasting and dinner on the East side of Seneca Lake. We all thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting at Damiani Wine Cellars. I purchased the Pinos Gris and the Merlot. With a breathtaking view of the lake, great wine and fabulous friends to taste with, life doesn’t get much richer.
We followed up our wine tasting with a celebratory dinner on the deck at Red Newt Bistro. We started with an appetizer of the housemade ravioli filled with della cotta squash and fresh chevre served with pecan butter. Then enjoyed the local organic spicy greens with Lively Run Cayuga Blue cheese, toasted almonds and an apple cider vinaigrette. I savored the pan-seared, herb-crusted halibut served with a porcini mushroom risotto and completely agree that the Heart and Hands 2009 Pinor Noir makes a wonderful wine pairing. Oh, and of course, the chocolate cheesecake was the perfect finish to a wonderful culinary experience. Guess life could get richer.
The weather this time of the year is simply gorgeous. The leaves are starting to change making it feel like Fall is just around the corner. The Finger Lakes scenery is amazing. Throughout the day and as we made our way back to the 1795 Acorn Inn we all agreed… we live in a spectacular part of the county and we need to see more of it.