Thursday, December 30, 2010

Perle de rose' - Gourmet Galaxy Wine of the Week

"A fresh and balanced rosé from younger vines. A delightfully fruity palate filled with mango and grapefruit."
As the weather warms and we can actually think about enjoying Florida's sunshine outdoors, this wine is a perfect pairing for Franny's crabcakes for a lunch out on the deck, dock, or patio.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gourmet Galaxy Wine of Week

Our wine of week recommendation is our favorite white from the fall tastings we attended: Turnbull 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Grown, Oakville, Napa Valley. "The wine is crisp and lively, with medium body and a long lasting finish." We found this to be a most pleasant return to Sauvignon Blanc that is not over-the-top in sweetness and fruit like the popular versions of this staple have become over recent years.  $216/case

Franny LaRue
Gourmet Galaxy
905 N Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach FL 33401
(561) 835-0338

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Today's Tasting Notes from Gourmet Galaxy

Mayacamas '02 Chard from the top rack in back was pulled and popped today. Had four in stock and wasn't sure if it had rested well for the past six years. Boy, were we wrong! This one is still going strong, truly tasty and still true to the unique styling for which the vineyard is known. Made a note to try again in two years (w/ oak wood grilled chicken breast w/ a heavy cream sauce over couscous perhaps!), if these kids are not adopted by then.

Gourmet Galaxy
(561) 835-0338

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Menu from Gourmet Galaxy's Charitable Evening of Fine Food, Fine Wine & Fine Jazz

An Evening of Fine Food, Fine Wine & Fine Jazz

Hosted by Shirley Cowen of Palm Beach, Florida

Welcome & Introductions

Menu della notte

Anti Pasta & Cheese board
Balsamic Pickled Cipollini Onions ~ Baby Genoa ~   Salame w/ wine ~ Sopressata ~ Chorizo ~ Olives – Cerignola & Kalamata ~ Capresse salad w/ long stem Roman Artichokes ~ Aged White Cheddar ~ Gorganzola ~ Locatelli ~ Goat Gouda

WINE: Vintage 2000 Graham Beck Brut Blanc de Blancs of South Africa

Maryland Crabcakes w/ mustard sauce
WINE: Chateau Real Martin 2009 Perle de Rose of Provence

Spinach Pesto Puffs
WINE: Clawson Creek 2008 Angela Pinot Noir

Pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras w/ fig preserves on crostini
WINE: Mi Sueno 2007 Napa el Llano (Cabernet & Syrah)

Chocolate Mousse cups
WINE: de Trafford 2003 South African Straw Wine

Concert time!

Gourmet Galaxy
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