I was up at 6am to bake the tarts for a bridal shower luncheon to be held at the vineyard at noon. There was a breeze all day, the sun turned the ground warm and the veranda was perfect! I actually found several occasions to sneak out there and sit for 5 minutes! As I said….it was glorious!
Next weekend at Somerset Ridge Vineyard is one you don’t want to miss! There are so many things going on….it is the time to celebrate Bud Break, the time when the vines come to life, leave their state of dormancy and buds erupt from the canes (vines). That is a true sign of spring!
Also on the schedule for next weekend is the release of a new wine. I actually haven’t gotten to taste it yet, but I can hardly wait! I’ve told you before, when Dennis Reynolds creates a new wine, you can be sure it will be perfect! I’ve seen the label, it is beautiful.
You don’t want to miss tasting this one! Not only do you get to taste his new wine, he will be giving walking tours through his vines, telling the story of how he and Cindy started Somerset Ridge.
Cory Frisbee, the master cigar roller, will be there, helping you choose the right tobacco leaves and then rolling your cigars for you. You can sit out on the veranda or out in the yard and enjoy your cigar and wine! You can't find too many places that offer a deal like that!
Getting the picture?....It is going to be a whopper! Please come out to see us, I will be there waiting for you, maybe with a sample of my Fresh Rosemary Shortbread!
|Blood Orange Olive Oil Gelato!|
This coming Friday evening is what we have come to know as Third Friday. On the 3rd Friday of each month, Historic Downtown Overland Park has a big celebration along Santa Fe Drive and surrounding blocks. The shops stay open and there is music and food. I’ve been blogging about my favorite shops there. As a matter of fact, I will be at The Tasteful Olive giving samples of my Tasteful Olive Blood Orange Gelato! It is delicious and you need to come by and try it. I will be there at 7945 Santa Fe Drive from 5 to 9pm. Drop on by to taste my gelato, meet Jeanne Mackay, the owner. Go home with the best olive oil in town!
My week will be rather busy getting ready for Friday and the weekend at the vineyard, but first….on Thursday I am having 5 high school friends for lunch here at my house. This is something I’ve been trying to do for over a year…..at last, it is going to happen! So, dear friends, Joyce, Nancy, Carmen, Susan and hopefully MaryAnn, I am looking forward to sitting around the table for hours….laughing, remembering, eating and maybe even having a glass or two of wine with you! There just isn’t anything like old friends!