lummi island wine tasting november 3 ’17

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Almost home!

As mentioned last week, we will be away through November 4, so the wine shop will be open Friday but closed Saturday. Janice your baker will open the wine shop for Bread Delivery and Wine Tasting November 3, but the shop will be closed on Saturday.

We will be open again for regular hours 4-7 Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11. See you then!

Btw, the photo shown here is of the annual Round the County Sailing Race, which usually affords great viewing on Saturday as sailboats of all sizes brave the Fall Weather to sail around Orcas Island. Look for them sailing up Haro Strait in late morning, spinnakers flying in what is often Challenging weather!

 

Bread this week

Multi Grain –  made with an overnight pre-ferment; next day it is mixed with bread flour and fresh milled whole wheat and rye, then flax, sunflower and sesame seeds are added for a nice bit of crunch and some extra flavor. A great all around bread – $5/loaf

Pear Buckwheat – the preferment in this bread is a poolish, made with bread flour, water and a bit of yeast and fermented overnight. Mixed the next day with bread flour and fresh milled buckwheat. The addition of toasted walnuts and dried pears soaked in white wine makes for a really flavorful bread – $5/loaf

And for pastry, baker’s favorite…

Pain aux Raisin – made with the same laminated dough as croissants. The dough is rolled out, spread with pastry cream and sprinkled with a mix of golden raisins and dried cranberries that have been soaked in sugar syrup. Rolled up and sliced before baking.  – 2/$5

 

Montreal

Here it is Thursday night and time for another weekly blog. At the moment we are ensconced at our apartment in Montreal relaxing before heading out to Yet Another self-indulgent group dinner. So far this week:

Monday: Holder

Tuesday: Hvor

Wednesday lunch: Pintxos

Wednesday night: Toqué

Today we visited the Montreal Fine Arts Museum.  Besides a wide range of exhibits within, the top floor of the Museum also boasted a terrific view of the nearby building-sized mural of Leonard Cohen, possibly Montreal’s most well-known Citizen.

 

 

 

 

This five-day fine wine and dine experience was put together on short notice by long time Friends of the Wine Shop Ryan and Ryan, who now live in Montreal about half the year. Shown left a Quiet Moment in our apartment before stepping out tonight for Yet Another Fabulous Meal, this time at Au Pied de Cochon, an Anthony Bourdain favorite!

 

 

 

This week’s wine tasting
Wine tasting Friday will follow Janice’s Plan, which we have never quite figured out. All you Friday Regulars know what we mean!

Wine Tasting

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