Last night, I headed to the newest exhibit at the Reynolda House for the Power Thursday event with a couple friends.
I was excited to Star Power exhibit and to attend on a Power Thursday, where they have live entertainment, wine, food and mingling. The Reynolda House is kind of a hidden gem in Winston-Salem. Not hidden, as in no one knows about it, but that it seems no one goes to to it! So many people say they’ve lived here for years and never been. The house is very cool to tour and the exhibits in the gallery are always great.
After we checked out the portraits, we were famished. They had food there from Village Tavern but it was full of cheese and wheat. No can do. I just realized that Debbie and I not only matched each other, but we also matched the door. Brilliant. 🙂
We headed to Vin 205, the wine bar/restaurant attached to Wine Merchants (across from Thruway, for you locals). I’d been into the wine store before and peaked into Vin 205 but had never eaten there.
They had a great deal last night – 3 courses with wine pairings for $30. Um yes please. The chef said they could easily work around my dietary restrictions.
I knew it was going to be good when I saw goat-cheese stuff dates wrapped in prosciutto on the menu. I had to order them for an appetiter. They. were. incredible.
The first course was cioppino seafood soup. Lots of tasty seafood, perfectly seasoned tomato base. Helllloooo my little mussel. Come to mama.
I think the soup-wine pairing was the absolute best. They went PERFECTLY together. Guess that’s what happens when the pros pair the wine with the food.
I asked to snap a picture of the bottle because I liked it so much – I need to recreate that little meal.
Second course was roasted veggies with a balsamic dressing. Simple, tasty, delicious. The red went well with it. This course wasn’t anything over the top special, but solidly good.
The final course was a cornish hen with a red wine reduction, stuffing and spinach. Served with a cabernet and a tempranillo.
Two wines with one course? I could get used to this. The chicken was delicious.
They didn’t have any dairy-free/GF dessert but they brought out a giant plate of fruit. Perfect way to end the meal. Minus that nasty nasty cantaloup. Eew, I hate cantaloup.
But the strawberries? Quite pleased with those.
It was such a fun night with fun friends, laughter, and great food and wine.