So… We gets an email from Falkner Winery that our wine was ready for pickup. If we didn’t pick it up by the 20th, they would ship it at a cost of $21.67!
Paul did the math and decided the 180 mile round trip at 26 miles/gallon would be about 6 gallons and with gas at $3.30 the cost to drive would be $22.84… Decision? Duh! For a mere $1.20 we enjoyed a day in Temecula, great lunch, a little bit of wine!
We departed at 10:00 AM and arrived for lunch at Falkner at 11:30 AM. Paul tried the meal closest to his personality! Wild Boar Bolognese! The menu said it was made of wild Boar, ground beef, garlic, shallots, Pomodoro sauce, basil, Parmesan cheese served with Pappardelle pasta.
Wild boar tastes like a cross between pork and beef, with a unique juicy succulence. The meat is a bit darker, perhaps due to the healthy iron content.
Sue did the Crispy Brussel Sprouts which was served with sliced almonds, goat cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, fried egg, and a hibiscus drizzle. The key is to use the leaves and NOT the entire sprout! Place the individual Brussels sprouts leaves in a large baking dish or on a baking sheet. Add the garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pour over the olive oil. Toss to coat. Transfer to the oven and roast for 35 minutes. Then add the goodies!
After lunch we tasted wine at Falkner and then drove through the valley tasting and picking up at our various wine clubs!
We stayed until about 4:00 PM and then headed back. The traffic was not bad at all and we decided to stop at Old Ranch to see friends before going home!
On the way home, we got a text from Bob with a picture of our newest college grandson! Nick is doing well!
We watched two NCIS series we had recorded and then some Frazier before crashing!