Monday, October 1, 2007

Wine, Food, and Golf...Life is Good!

Gorgeous, crisp autumn weather...excellent wine and food at every third hole...and a great couple in our foursome who were more interested in having fun than winning the tournament (like us)...a perfect day!

The 12th annual Gruet Golf Classic was part of the annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival. Gruet is a local family winery that began in France, specializing in excellent French-style champagne, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay--all sourced locally!

It was Val's first golf tournament. We had loads of fun, but no--we didn't win! Nevertheless, it was a great experience. We hope to do it again next year!

On the menu (each paired with a Gruet wine):

Hole #1: Carnitas with fresh salsas and homemade corn tortillas (La Plazeula Restaurant)

Hole #4: "Trash can" Angus beef burgers, topped with homemade cole slaw, lettuce, cucumber and sweet potato fries (Geronimo)

Hole #7: Alaskan halibut ceviche with habanero guacamole, salsa ranchera, salsa verde and mango salsa with fresh tortilla chips (Rio Chama)

Hole #10: Buffalo short rib taquitos with huitlachoche sauce and napa cabbage, quince & sundried cherry slaw (La Casa Sena)

Hole #15: Duck and asiago quesadillas with tropical mint salsa (Quail Run)

Hole #17: Asian crab cakes (Jinja)

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