Restaurant: Private Club
Location: Somewhere in California
Date: October 26, 2016
I end up at the California Club all the time for wine dinners, but tonight was a special treat as I was invited by Liz Lee of Sage Society to join the Alsatian group and Anne Trimbach (of Trimbach wines).
The Cal Club is a true California institution, left nameless, a private bastion of the old California.
They don’t make them like they used to!
Tonight’s special menu. The chef is Alsatian and so he “cooked it up.”
Tonight I forgot (didn’t really get the chance) to photo the wines. So you will just have to imagine what all those great bottles of Trimbach looked like.
Northern Halibut, Poached oysters in butter.
Roast Shelton Farms Turkey, Confit leg , chestnut & cabbage dressing. Thanksgiving comes early this year!
Roast Rack of lamb, spinach, carrots and salsifis.
Warm Vermont cheese oma, poached pear.
On the far left Anne Trimbach, then to the right chef Jean-Marc Weber.
The different colors. I’m not sure I had a Trimbach pinot noir before this.
Traditional Peach Haeberlin. Probably my favorite dish of the night — but I do have a sweet tooth.
All and all a fun evening. The venue was great. The service was great. This kitchen handles an enormous volume, yet these dishes were all really nice, and many fabulous. They aren’t the most modern looking, but they tasted really great and were fabulously paired with the wines.
The star of the show was of course charming Anne Trimbach, who is back on the road evangelizing her family wines after having brought a new (human) Trimbach into the world — congratulations Anne!