The evening weather in Sarasota remains unusually lovely so we were able to entertain on the deck and dine under the stars and the tree-hanging chandelier to celebrate the long weekend. John opened a bottle of 2007 The Prince in His Caves – Farina Vineyard from Scholium Project. This winemaker is quite unusual. You might enjoy reading this New York Times article about him – A Thinking Man’s Wines.
Thanks to our guests we also shared a bottle of Moet Chandon with the grilled shrimp and baked brie appetizers followed at dinner by an incredibly soft and delicious (well, I thought so!) magnum – 1991 Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – Private Reserve. The finale, again thanks to our guests, was a luscious lemon blueberry cake.