Pheasant Run Winery 2017 — photo 1 of 11: The first course of the five-course wine pairing dinner consisted of crostini with warm brie cheese topped with sliced balsamic Oregon strawberries, honey and fresh basil. My notes from that evening read: “It was very different ... an interesting and unusual combination of ingredients. The crostini was crunchy and buttery ... the bread and strawberries were the dom­i­nant flavors. It was OK, but I would not order it voluntarily. I would prefer replacing the strawberries with tomatoes, and the honey with salt.” On the other hand, my wife really liked it. See the next photo for the wine that went with this course.

This special pairing dinner was cosponsored by Arrowhead Golf Club in Liberal on Oregon Route 213, whose Legend’s Bar and Grill provided the dining room and the food. It was also cosponsored by the Pheasant Run Winery Tasting Room in Aurora, which supplied their wine. April 22, 2017. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article A Five-Course Wine Pairing Dinner.
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