Camille and Radu kiss in the glare of a purple spotlight at the Vintage Inn of Yountville in the Napa Valley
Camille and Radu had their wedding reception at the beautiful Vintage Inn in the Napa Valley town of Yountville. The dinner was held in a tent on the grounds with dancing and more activities after dinner in the Barrel Room also on the grounds of the Vintage Inn. There was a five course dinner with a wine paired with each of the courses. A foodies paradise! As you can see from the photos the color for the dinner was purple. Although I can color correct these to remove the purple cast, these images capture the essence of the colors that were at the dinner that evening.
The first course was was a “Seafood Trio” of Ahi tuna poke with soy ponzu vinaigrette on crisp lumpia, Dungeness crab cake with tarragon aioli and seared scallops with a fig relish. This was paired with a 2006 Mer Soleil “Silver” Unoaked Chardonnay. The second course was “Butter Lettuce Salad” consisting of Del Cabo tomatoes, feta cheese, crispy basil, brioche croutons with a tomato basil vinaigrette. This was paired with a 2007 Farella-Park Sauvignon Blanc. The third course was a “Harissa Marinated Beef Short Rib” with creamy orzo and a Caponata duo. This course was paired with a 2007 Robert Foley Charbono. The fourth course consisted of a “Roasted Spring Lamb” served with carrot polenta and a salsa verde. This was paired with a 2006 Dovetail Pinot Noir. The fifth and final course was a desert called “Trio of Pot de Cremes,” the trio consisting of chocolate, butterscotch and tiramisu. This was served with a 1994 Quinta Do Buceiro Port.
Well, if that doesn’t make you hungry I’m not sure what will (vegetarians excepted)…
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Camille enjoying herself in the purple glow of the reception at the Vintage Inn of Yountville in the Napa Valley