Late September Dinner with Sommeliers

Dinner last night celebrated some great accomplishments on behalf of a bunch of outstanding sommeliers in DC.  A good friend of 1508 and wine enthusiast scheduled a dinner to celebrate his friends recent successes–  one just became a Master Sommelier, another guest just passed an exam which  qualifies them to sit for the Master Sommelier test in the future and yet another  recently won a sommelier competition in NYC...

The guests were a pleasure and came with wine.  As you can imagine the wine was plentiful and amazing.  A few standouts were 3 magnums:

Henriot, Champagne, Millesime, 1996

Domaine de la Mordoree, Chateauneuf-Du-Paupe, 2003

Chateau Cos D'Estournel, Saint-Estephe, 1986

We cooked the first pumpkin of the season, enjoyed  pacific chanterelles, pigs tongue and lamb from Eco Friendly Foods and vegetables from our garden at 1508 and the Farm at Walker Jones.

Dinner Sunday September 26, 2010


Pigs Tongue with Mustard, French Breakfast Radish and Wild Capers

Baked Carnival Winter Squash and Black Barley Gratin

Grilled Sirloin with Charred Onion and Marinated Fennel

Roasted Baby Beet

Okra, Eggplant and Peach Salad wrapped in Baby Collard Green

Roasted Tomato Soup with Parsley


Seared Scallops with Pumpkin, Sesame, Baby Leek and Arugula

Chard, Shallot, Baby Lima Beans and Chanterelle on Corn Cake

Lamb Chop with Fig, Kale and Basil Mashed Potatoes

Grayson Cheese on Cracker

Olive Oil Zucchini Cake with Frozen Rum Raisin

Small Chocolate Bites: Spicy Chocolate Almond Cookie, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Seed, Beet and Chocolate Cake

Take Home: Walnut Rosemary Bread, Beet Ketchup