She recently attended a wine pairing dinner to benefit the Northwest Ohio American Red Cross accompanied by friend Glorious T. Here’s her report…
The inaugural wine dinner “Black and White with a Splash of Red” was put on by the American Red Cross as a fund raiser to help support its mission of providing help to those suffering from a disaster. All funds raised will be used to support local needs. The event was a smashing success with 135 tickets sold for this exclusive event.
Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg was magically transformed into an upscale dining venue. This evening was certainly much different from a year ago when I was in the midst of floods and devastation in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey. I served there as a disaster volunteer with the Red Cross.
|Denny and Candy, Rich and Gretchen, and Don and Patty|
joined Green Dragon and Glorious T at Table 7
Fortant Chardonnay and Cabernet were served with appetizers which included smoked chicken breast atop pate de fois gras, fresh mozzarella with sundried tomato cecina and seared Ahi-tuna Nicoise salad. One of our favorites was the fresh and tasty Vitiano Bianco, an Italian white 50/50 blend of Verdicchio and Vermentino. This was paired with roasted Cornish hen topped with tangerine lemongrass. It was a delicious dish, but those hens have a lot of small bones.
It’s great to make new friends while supporting a very worthy cause.