Sunday, May 1, 2011

An Epic Meal And Andy's Tinto de Primavera

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, 
it would be a merrier world" 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien




~ Epic ~

April's Sunday Supper
"Seder Re-Mixed"

"Tinto de Primavera"
with Salt and Lemon Foam

Matzo Ball Soup
Spinach, saffron broth
Rock Art Brewery Barn Raising Brown Ale (American Brown Ale)

Seder Plate Bento Box
Beet soup shooter, garlic mushrooms, apricot charoset,
horseradish deviled egg
Vermont Pub & Brewery Burly Irish (Irish Red Ale)

Farnum Hill Farmhouse Cider (Sparking Cider)

Chicken Tagine
Spring vegetables, smoked paprika, local herbs
Rock Art Brewery Vermonster (American Barleywine)

Fourth Course
Aunt Carolyn's flourless chocolate cake
Caramel meringue cookies
Upside-down coffee shooter

Andy's Tinto de Primavera with Salt and Lemon Foam
3 part Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon
1 part soda water
1 part lemon-lime soda
(pin of citric acid)

4 medium lemons, juiced
1.25 cups water
2 tsp sea salt
1 spt soy lecithin

Combine the base over ice cubes in a rocks glass, then blitz the foam mixture with an immersion blender.  Spoon the resulting foam over the base.

 ~ Epic ~


  1. Love the photo of the coffee shooter and the close-up of the cake and meringue cookie! Having a mini vaca must have served you well.

  2. "Andy's Tinto de Primavera" is looking pretty delish to me right now.

  3. Oh, my gosh! What a feast! I'm drooling over the chocolate cake and meringue...such an elegant presentation :)

    Hope you're having a good week!!!

  4. It all looks amazing, but the color on that cider is out of this world. How wonderful!

  5. So could not get this line-up of fabulous and elegant course of beautiful meal.
    Love the flourless chocolate cake with the meringue-
    Everything is so delicious...what a feast!!!

  6. El trago primavera se ve exquisito,un tinto refrescante,especial paea estar con la familia, cariños .

  7. Wow very amazing meal with the printed menu! Hi Lin Ann! Thank you for visiting my site. Now I'm here and I am happily following you via facebook/twitter. Nice to meet you!

  8. Yes - epic is the only word I can think of! Holy smokes!!

  9. I'm back again to let you know that I have an award waiting for you to pick up. You well deserve it.

  10. Yum! My invite must have been blown away in the tornado:)
    It's good to be back online to see what's going on with my blog-buddies.
    Great post.

  11. Everything sure sounds Epic to me!!! It all looks pretty darn epic too!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Lin Ann...

  12. I love that Tolkien quote. So very true. Now I want to make me a Tinto de Primavera!

  13. Hi! Thanks so much everyone!!! And thank you so much for the award, Elisabeth - I stopped by to say how much I'm grateful and can't wait to talk about it in a post soon. Really glad you're back and okay, Rick. Thanks Nami, as you know by now, I'm following you too. All - I've been so busy this week but will posting soon.

  14. That is Epic for sure .. :)