Sunday October 19
Barbara's old excavation buddy Nick Cahill came in to give an excellent talk on Sardis for our local AIA Niagara chapter. After his exertions, we thought it would be only fair to take him (and Don and Fee and Ally and Dave and Fred) out to dinner at a local Niagara winery afterwards. We chose Peninsula Ridge, whose restaurant is a lengthy Victorian brick house that looks like something Charles Addams would draw, on a hill overlooking the sunlit vineyards. Both setting and service were picture-perfect.
We started with soups: the special, savory pulled pork and white bean, and a cold gazpacho with shrimp that had a nice roasted flavor but too much tabasco. Mains were crispy sliced muscovy duck breast, and a succulent roast of elk, each piled on a mound of garlic mashed potatoes and served with excellent roast carrots, peppers, and beans. The wine was from the winery, of course: a cabernet sauvignon, and then a little glass of Vidal ice wine in lieu of dessert.
A fine meal, and a memorable evening, so thanks, Nick!