We began with a selection of local beverages. We live in the heart of Finger Lakes country, which is home to some amazing vineyards and wineries. I chose two wines, and one grape-juice to accompany our meal.
|~Sync, from Anyela's Vineyards; Dry Riesling, from Knapp Winery;|
Seedless Concord Grape Juice, from Heron Hill Winery~
|A burst of fresh summer flavor!|
Chris provided our side-dishes, with ingredients also from her garden and the Homer Farmer's Market. Please forgive me, Chris, for not getting a photo of your beautiful ratatouille! I don't know how that happened! Here is the photo that accompanies Saveur's recipe, which is the one that Chris followed - absolutely delicious.
|~ salad alongside my pasta and sauce~|
And to close out our "local meal", Tierney presented us with a magazine-cover worthy treat - Red Wine and Ginger Poached Pears. (click on link to find out Tierney's local sources)
What can I say other than that while absolutely delicious, this was probably the healthiest meal that we have prepared so far! It just burst with fresh summer flavors from beginning to end!
Next month - Transylvania!