To start things off I ordered a pomegranate martini.
Sorry for the picture quality. Things got a bit fuzzy J
After a few sips of my martini it was time for the crazy face pictures.
My husband started things off with a Jack and Coke.
Hubby decided on trying Acacia’s tasting menu paired with wine, and I am glad he did because it was a lot of fun tasting all the different foods and wines. I just ordered a main course and helped him with his plates and wines, and it proved to be plenty for both of us!
Here is the set of 3 appetizers and their corresponding wines.
Malaysian Sweet/Hot Shrimp and Scallop Cocktail
Barth, ‘Allüre’ Riesling Feinherb, semi-dry (Rheingau, Germany) ‘08
Southwestern Caponata on toast point
Grilled Eggplant Salad with Tomato
Aldial, ‘Castillo de Nava’ Verdejo/Viura (Rueda, Spain) ’08
Crisp Potato Fritter filled with Cougar Gold Aged White Cheddar
Keeling Schaefer, ‘Two Reds’ Grenache (Cochise County, Arizona) ’07
Next was the main course.
Hubby’s main course from the tasting menu was:
Fresh Alaskan Halibut, Sautéed Peashoots, Lemon-Thyme Butter
Gordon Brothers, Chardonnay (Columbia Valley, Washington) ’07
Grilled Pharoah Quail Filled with Spring Mushroom Duxelles
Laetitia, Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley) ’08
Mignonette of Beef Tenderloin, Port Braised Onions, Humboldt Fog
Valdivieso, Carmenere ‘Reserva’ (Central Valley, Chile) ’07
Red Wine Sorbet
Paolo Saracco, Moscato D’Asti (Piedmont, Italy) ’08
Warm Cayenne Peach Crisp
Adelaida, Muscat/Viognier Ice Wine (Central Coast) ‘05
It was a fantastic date night! Great food, great service, and a wonderful outdoor atmosphere. I would definitely go back to Acacia again.
What is your favorite kind of fish?