Special Guest: Winemaker Sergio Cuadra
In the modern history of Texas wine, as opposed to the one featuring Franciscan friars on their way from here to found grape-growing mission churches in California, it’s hard to think of a winery more important than Fall Creek Vineyards. The creation and life’s passion of Ed and Susan Auler, Fall Creek grew out of Ed’s conviction that some of the best and most famous wine regions of France reminded him of parts of Texas where he was raising cattle. With this five-course, five-wine dinner, we celebrate the faith Ed and Susan placed in their home state, not to mention the decades of work through good times and bad to make Fall Creek Vineyards a household word for all who treasure Texas wines.
Bacon-loaded fingerling potatoes
Lentil and spinach soup
Apple, hazelnut and quinoa salad
Balsamic ribeye with Gorgonzola butter
Cornbread cherry cobbler
Wine list to come.
Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure Cooking School © 2016 Fredericksburg, Texas
Along the bayous and bays filled with seafood, as across the prairies filled with rice, the Cajuns of south Louisiana embrace Christmas. Some families started out with little or nothing, and indeed some still have little or nothing. Yet rich and poor alike joyously pull out the stops to celebrate this holiday. Louisiana native John DeMers takes us on a journey into Acadiana, into the rich history and culture of the men and women brought here from French Canada’s Nova Scotia (they called the place Acadie, making then Acadiens – eventually Cajuns) in the late 1700s. Then, now and forever, as John demonstrates in this festive five-course menu, the Cajuns will be the first to wish you - Joyeux Noel!
Southern Comfort Eggnog
Mandarin Orange Green Salad
Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
Pecan Cranberry Bread Pudding
Red and white wines are included