Imbolc Meeting February 15, 2002

The Gout Society celebrates Imbolc, the first stirrings of Spring, almost two weeks late. Imbolc traditionally is celebrated on February 2.


Dinner Served:

Venison gratefully supplied by Chris



Dry Italian Country Sausage
Bolognese Tapanade with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Syrian Olives
French Cornichons


Main Course:

Charcoal Grilled Venison, marinated in Guinness and rubbed with salt and green, black and red pepper
Charcoal Grilled Black Angus Beef, newport cut, rubbed with salt and green, black and red pepper


Side Dishes:

Potatoes au Gratin
Sauteed String Beans with Garlic
Potato Pancakes
Chicken Brothed Rice



Mixed Green Salad with Dijon Vinegrette Dressing


Assortment of Cheeses:

Raw Milk Manchego
Tomme de Levezou (Raw Sheep Milk)
Emmental (Cave Aged) (This one was heated before serving)
Reblochon (Raw Cow's Milk, typically illegal in the US because this cheese is usually aged less than 60 days)


Ports served:

Rozes 1994 Vintage Port
Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny


Club activity: Contributed to Tasting Notebook
Port of the Month Selection:Niepoort 1986 Colheita


Topic of Conversation Discussed:
"Realizing the happy coincidence of living the good life and attaining Gout Society"