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February 8, 2010
A Memorable Mating in Manhattan

Steve and Laurence Pride were in New York City on January 27th for a gala black-tie event at Thomas Keller's much-heralded Per Se Restaurant. Ten of our wines complimented an ethereal seven-course dinner hosted by the International Wine and Food Society of New York.

One thing that raised eyebrows at the dinner, besides Steve's lack of a bow tie, was Chef Jonathan Benno's gorgeous pairing of a large buttery lobster tail with our 2001 Cabernet Franc. The fact that the tender crustacean was served on a light bed of lentils and smoky ham helped to sanctify this unusual marriage. We would never have thought that lobster and one of our bold mountain reds could so perfectly harmonize. But they did, as we all did, overlooking Central Park on a festive winter evening! A special thanks to Greg Hurst for the invitation.

In the photo, from left to right, are: Joyce Hurst, Steve Pride, Sherie Reiter, Thomas Keller, Arnie Reiter, Laurence Pride, and Greg Hurst.