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Wine, Cheese, and Fried Food.

Posted: February 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

It’s a light breakfast this morning to make up for last nights gluttony. I got in my 10,000 steps yesterday, but taking public transportation home from Oakland took me over an hour and a half. Sleepy!!!!

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I decided to skip the coffee for some ginger tea – just a nob of ginger steeped in some hot water, and some steel cut oats with a little bit of maple syrup. I made Devon’s with banana, and then decided I would steal some banana because his was looking pretty good.

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Last night’s meet-up was with some of my favorite food blogging friends.

We started out at Gordo on Solano Ave. in Berkeley, to “prime our stomachs” for the upcoming wine tasting. I ordered the carnitas gordo plate, with no rice, and extra beans. It came with little corn tortillas. Unfortunately, it wasn’t so great, but I went ahead and ate my way through it anyway.

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Then we headed up Solano over to Xocolate, where I had about 2 ounces of their delicious sipping chocolate. This stuff is only really good chocolate and water, but is as sinful as any extra cream based versions. Delicious!!

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I also got a Fleur de Sel Caramel, which were just coming out of Malena’s kitchen. They were excellent.

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We then headed over to Solano Cellars, for a little bit of a wine and cheese tasting. The first cheese was a Jasper Hill lambic beer-washed Winnimere, with membrillo (quince paste) with almonds.

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And then some Lincolnshire Poacher Cheddar and Frog Hollow peach chutney.

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We had two bottles of wine (I had about two ounces of each). The Copain Pinot Noir for our red selection, and the Clayhouse Wines Adobe White, a blend, which was absolutely delicious.

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We ate one more cheese course – a Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche goat cheese, with rose confit jam, and roasted pecans.

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After our wine and cheese experience, I was pretty full… but somehow someone suggested House of Chicken and Waffles, and that’s an impossible one to turn down.

I had a quarter of this waffle.

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And, save me, these deep fried beef livers. I’m a sucker for liver, but really thought that these were going to come pan seared with onions. Nope!

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To be honest, I’m not feeling too well from all of this food!

I’m taking a bit of a rest day, and planning on eating as simply as possible!!

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