Our Labor Day Dinner Night At Casa Fraschilla...

Starter Course of Greek Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes, Red Onions, Feta, and Roasted Sunflowers; Topped with a Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette... Paired with my G-sons Dad's Cucumber IPA (No Price!)... Would never thought I could say this but this was an F'ing great IPA! Nice hoppiness with a crisp freshness from a subtle add of Cucumber... Main Course of seasoned sauteed Shrimp with pan-grilled boneless Rib-eye seasoned with a Kona Coffee-Black Pepper Garlic Rub; and a Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin. Side of Pesto Pasta with assorted sauteed veggies. Wine pairing for this alternate Surf & Turf was a 2002 Justin "Isosceles" Paso Cab Sauv. ($70 - 85 Retail) A Big robust Paso Cab, but softened by a few years of bottle aging... Dark plummy fruit, restrained oak, and velvety tannins... Nice but the Sextant "Kamal" Cab keeps calling to me! :) At least something nice is happening tonight as we listen to the Dodgers get their Arse handed to them by the D-backs! G-D SI Curse!

BY Michael Fraschilla

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