Copain Wine Dinner at Poole’s Diner

February 1, 2008

copain.gifNow I’m not going to get into the habit of promoting special events for friends, but Ashley Christensen asked me nicely to spread the word about this great looking wine dinner at Poole’s on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 PM. This dinner features the wines of Copain Wine Cellars, all of which have received a 90+ rating from Parker. Wells Guthrie, Copain’s owner and winemaker, will be in attendance (ladies, his baby blue eyes will make you melt). The cost is $79 a person, and includes the following menu:

Reception at the bar with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvre


Lobster bisque with lobster terrine and chervil

2006 “Catie’s Corner” Viognier


Torchon of Berkshire pork belly with caramelized rutabaga

2006 Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir


Crispy Quail stuffed with duck confit

2005 Saison Des Vin Syrah


Braised lamb with French horn mushrooms

2006 Les Voisins Syrah


Caramelized banana “cream pie” with bittersweet chocolate


So give them a call at 832-4477 to book a spot. And report back here regarding Wells Guthrie’s eyes!


Commercial of the Week — Groovy Animated Edition

February 1, 2008

I can imagine what the pitch session for this commercial was like.

“We need animation. Yeah, animation. And groovy surf music. And blondes! Everyone has perfect blonde hair with perfect blonde skin. Oh, and one more idea — Karloff. We’ll get Boris Karloff for the voiceover. It’ll be brilliant.”