Hilmy Wine Dinner

Held at Feast & Merriment, the Hilmy Wine Dinner was an amazing time. The view is beautiful as you can see in the first picture. Hilmy’s winemaker, Mark, spoke about each wine and came around to every table. I enjoyed picking his brain while my partner in wine just grinned at the couple sitting with us. They are wine club members and came in from Marble Falls. They ended up being the only other couple at our table and we had a lovely time discussing music, physics, travel and, of course, the food and wine. The menu is below the pictures. I didn’t actually get to taste the appetizer, but the Sparkling Orange Muscat was delightful. I enjoyed everything but the Lamb Puttanesca. You can rent Feast & Merriment (website) for events and I know several other wineries will be hosting wine dinners at the venue. I’m glad I got to attend the Hilmy one. (Hilmy website)

Leche de Tigre Ceviche on Plantain Chip
Paired with Orange Muscat Sparkling

Grilled Gazpacho with Lump Crab, Basil Oil, Tri Colored Peppers and Microgreens
Paired with Rose

Lightly Smoked Steelhead Trout with Curried Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onions
Paired with Tejas White–Roussane

Grilled Bandera Quail Breast with Balsamic Roasted Grapes, Tarragon and Polenta
Paired with Aglianico

Wagyu Bavette Steak with Wild Mushrooms and Aged Gouda
Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon

Lamb Puttanesca with Saffron Risotto, Black Cured Olives, Capers, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Paired with Montepulciano

Blue Cheesecake with Ocotillo Chocolate, Cherry Jam and Hazelnut Crust
Paired with Port

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