Spring Equinox Meeting April 12, 2002

The Gout Society celebrates the Spring Equinox, well into Spring! Spring Equinox occurred March 22, 2002.


Dinner Served:

Goat and Kielbasa gratefully supplied by Larry. Venison and Black Angus gratefully supplied by James. Larry's brother Matt also gratefully appreciated for his skills as a professional chef in aid of the kitchen...
and for his 1987 Malvedos he shared with us!



Toasted Pita Triangles served with crumbled Feta, chopped Calamata Olives and Babaganoush


Main Course:

Charcoal Grilled Smoked Kielbasa
Charcoal Grilled Leg of Goat, rubbed with garlic, lemon, thyme, olive oil,salt and pepper
Charcoal Grilled Black Pepper Crusted Free Range Venison Medalions, served in port sauce
Charcoal Grilled Black Angus Beef, newport cut, rubbed with salt and pepper


Side Dishes:

Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille
Braised Red Cabbage with Apples
Grilled Asparagus in Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper
Red Lentils Mirepoix
Rice Pilaf



Salad was bypassed and diners went straight to the cheese course. We are on a quest to Gout Society, you know.


Assortment of Cheeses:

Artesano Manchego
Goat Cheese Gouda
Roquefort (Cave Aged)


Ports served:

Delaforce 1994 Vintage
W.& J. Graham's 1987 Malvedos Vintage
Barros 20 Years Old Tawny


Club activity: Contributed to Tasting Notebook
Port of the Month Selection:Cockburn's 20 Year Old Tawny


Topic of Conversation Discussed:
"Oh, our aching joints!"