Summer Equinox Meeting, June 22, 2001

Please note even though the Summer Solstice occurred on June 21, 2001, the Gout Society Meeting took place on the 22nd.


Dinner Served:

Venison & Black Angus beef gratefully supplied by James.



Dry Italian Country Sausage
Syrian Olives


Main Course:

Flash Grilled Free Range Venison, marinated in fresh garlic, salt and pepper
Grilled Black Angus, newport cut, salt and pepper rub
Grilled Pinwheel Pork, Cheese and Parsley Sausage


Side Dishes:

Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille, provençal style
Grilled Red, Green and Yellow Peppers, marinated in garlic infused olive oil
Grilled Green Zucchini and Yellow Squash, marinated in garlic infused olive oil
Chicken Brothed Rice



Mixed Salad (Baby Beet, Mustard, and Spinach Leaves) with Mustard Dressing


Assortment of Cheeses:

Sharp White Vermont Cheddar
English Stilton



Vanilla ice cream with fresh raspberries and crumbled pound cake with a splash of Lustau Solera Reserva, Pedro Ximenez San Emilio, golden brown and very sweet smooth and luscious Sherry wine.


Ports served:

Barros 1977 Colheita
Hutcheson 1989 Vintage


Brandy served:

Armagnac Saint-Vivant Grande Fine 80 Proof


Cigars Smoked:

Cuban Cigars, Montecristo


Club activity: Contributed to Tasting Notebook
Port of the Month Selection: Warre's Nimrod Finest Rare Tawny


Topic of Conversation Discussed:
"Theories and Speculation: Why can't one just pass the Gout?"