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The LeBrendt Bistro Is Open!

I really am very happy that Kevin has found his dream job, working at J Bookwalter Tasting Studio in Woodinville. But, with Kevin focusing on his new job recently as the J Bookwalter Tasting Studio Manager, the “LeBrendt Bistro” at home has been empty and the table, getting dusty.  I asked Kevin if he could fire up a great meal again and we could dine at our “bistro” at home, unless he forgot how to do all that?? Kevin responded to the challenge with a great meal, great wines and a lot of fun during a kid free evening at home.

Photo Sep 25, 6 56 49 PMI am very lucky, and one way that I express my gratitude is by posting this blog post with great pictures of our dishes! Kevin likes to course it out, small bites, many courses, pairing each course with a different bottle of wine.

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Our first course was a fantastic pairing of Kusshi Oysters with Guardian Cellars Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh Kusshi Oysters with a cilantro Aleppo Pepper minuet. These small oysters are easy to eat, and have a great flavor.

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Kevin whipped up course number two: a tomato micro green salad with apple balsamic vinaigrette with a Scarborough Rose’ of Grenache. I love balsamic vinegar and the micro greens were fantastic with the tomatoes adding a bit of spicy flavors. This was a Rose’ we had not tried before. It was a nice, dry Rose’ which paired really well with Kevin’s dish.

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Course three, delectable five spice grilled prawns with an orange zest sauce, resting against jasmine rice and grilled bok choy, paired with Charles Smith Sixto Chardonnay. Fantastic orange flavors in this dish, this was a new sauce that Kevin created and I loved it! He should try it again with chicken, that would be great too! Kevin never uses a recipe, and has a natural ability to combine flavors that work great together.

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Course four, our main course, boneless chicken thighs stuffed with apples, onions and baby shiitake mushrooms, resting on a savory bed of butternut squash puree with fresh Sage paired with Page Cellars 2006 Preface Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (A gift from our neighbor, Thanks Jerry!)

Photo Sep 25, 9 19 14 PM Photo Sep 25, 8 52 28 PM Photo Sep 25, 9 19 04 PMKevin had a dessert planned, but one of the kids arrived home and the house was busy again!

Thank you Kevin, for a fantastic dinner!! I am one lucky woman! XXXOOO

Reserve Tasting Event in Woodinville @Willows Lodge 4/25/14

I just got our tickets for this event. This event is at Willows Lodge, where Kevin and I reunited after 20 yrs apart and where we married in July of 2012. Get a room at the lodge or have a designated driver, this will be a fun event!

From Woodinville Wine Countrys Website: http://woodinvillewinecountry.com/reserve/

As Good As It Gets – Woodinville Reserve Night at Willow’s Lodge

What better way to welcome in spring than by opening our reserve cellars? Reserve Night offers up what is arguably the richest feast of wine in the state. This is the best of the best: Woodinville’s highest-rated wines complemented by a toast to fine art. It’s an evening of nothing but award-winning, 90+ rated vintages.

For Northwest wine enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better: the return of warmer weather, artworks to delight and challenge the eye, and Washington’s foremost offerings from the vineyard.  You’ve been waiting all winter for this!

Participating wineries coming soon!

Date & Time:
Friday, April 25th
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Reserve Night – $90.00

To purchase tickets, click here: Brown Paper Tickets


Date & Time:To experience even more rarified air, there’s an option for our exclusive North of 95 tasting, where only the peak vintages of 95+ rated wines will be poured…more information to come.

Friday, April 25th
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

North of 95 VIP Night – $160

To purchase tickets, click here: Brown Paper Tickets