Bob, Donna, Sue, And Paul... Lookout World Here We Come! 8/19/2017
Welcome to Laguna Canyon Winery. Orange County’s first premium boutique urban winery.
A couple of months ago we were all at the winery, where we have been members for years, doing some tasting before the Pageant of the Masters and we saw the advertisement for a "Summer BBQ & Wine Tasting"... Did it get our attention? Yes!
The time has come and we are ready for the event!
The essential equipment is ready to go!
..and so is the really really essential equipment!
Putting the final touches on the table
Donna and Sue discuss the "Plan Of Attack"
We promise to behave tonight!
Paul checks in while Bob takes the pictures
Paul spots activity around the BBQ
The chef gives out some last minute instructions
The chicken is ready to go!
The chafing dishes are ready!
"Must be dinner time... The chef put on his uniform!"
Did You Know? - The traditional chef's uniform (or chef's whites) includes a toque blanche (traditional hat), white double-breasted jacket, and houndstooth-patterned, black and white pants. It is a common uniform in the Western world.
The double breasted jacket can be reversed to hide stains. The thick cotton cloth protects from the heat of stove and oven and protects from splattering of boiling liquids.
Knotted cloth buttons were used to survive frequent washing and contact with hot items.
White is intended to signify cleanliness and is generally worn by highly visible head chefs. Aprons shield the wearer's garments from food splatters and stains.
The toque is a chef's hat that dates back to the 16th century. Different heights may indicate rank within a kitchen. The 100 folds of the toque are said to represent the many different ways a chef knows to cook an egg.
The meal is about to enter the building
They are looking pretty serious
That is one great big piece of meat!
The crowd is tasting the wonders of Laguna Canyon Winery!
The apple cobbler gets a place of distinction
Did You Know? - Cobbler refers to a variety of dishes, particularly in the United Kingdom and United States, consisting of a fruit or savory filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling (in England) before being baked. Some cobbler recipes, especially in the American south, resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both a top and bottom crust.
Cobblers originated in the British American colonies. English settlers were unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, so instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together. The origin of the name cobbler, recorded from 1859, is uncertain: it may be related to the archaic word cobeler, meaning "wooden bowl"
He is about to make our favorite sound... The popping of a cork!
Did You Know? - It was not until the 18th century that glass-blowers were able to make bottles with narrow necks that made airtight storage possible. The best seal for the bottle was a cork, and when the English began to bottle wine in the 1700s they also invented a corkscrew to open the bottle.
The chef alerts Marlowe that "Dinner Is Served"
The ladies are ready!
Talk about tender...
Looks and tastes fantastic!
We stood up and dined and tasted... Made it easy to move around!
No one was bashful.. Especially after smelling the meal!
The chef made sure we got the cut we wanted!
It kinda got quiet... For a while!
They had the perfect spot...
A bevy of beauties enjoying wine and a great meal!
Love that wine!
A great time to meet new friends and lovers of excellent wine!
All smiles... A good thing!
The young man's first wine tasting event!
The salad was so fresh we had to slap it!
It's magic... The cobbler disappeared!
The BBQ'ed chicken flew the coup!
Smart people... Their table was across from the meal!
Dinner is done... Now for SEIOUS tasting!
Oh dear.... He found the last piece of chicken!
The electric hand warmed is a peace offering!
Lots of fun going on inside!
Great wines are being poured and new friendships made
Indeed award winning
Better go back inside before ALL the cobbler is gone!
It is rapidly disappearing
Voila... Like magic!
Donna explains wine... This ought to be good!
...and wine makes lovers more in love!
It doesn't, however, improve your vision!
Good night all!