Tami of the always excellent Running with Tweezers loves her pink drinks. So in celebration of her birthday this week, a bunch of food-minded people got together to offer her a tasting of the pretty stuff. In the words of the expertly Hardy of DirtySouthWine, some pretty "dirty" stuff were had by all. Check his site for the more detailed descriptions of the wine. My favorites included a barnyardy Bastianich, a strawberry perfumed Château Guiot Costières-de-Nîmes Rosé, and the parker house roll infused Bottex Vin du Bugey-Cerdon La Cueille. The predominate mix of gamay in this one also imparted a nice scent of wild strawberries once one got pass the yeasty whiff.
Tami's artistic friend C graciously opened up his home for strangers who quickly turned into friends. This kitchen of C's cleverly renovated house hides an exciting surprise, that of multi-colored mood lighting behind the glass cabinets. When C first showed me this, I said "I saw something like that on Home & Garden." His responded with this, "yup, my house was featured on HG." Cool!!
Tami assembled some tasty nibbles for the group. Among the most well-received on the cheese plate was a burrata from Star Provisions. Cream infused mozzarella sounds almost as good as it tastes.
A great evening was had by all. Even the vocal gecko next door chimed in with his approval. It looked like Tami's year is off to a good start. :)