We headed to the mountains of Colorado staying with the Bittner’s in their wonderful home in Brightwater. We took along the Guinea hen leek terrine for the fastidious taste of Jim on Friday and then for another event with the wonderful cook Jane Shriner who’s peasant pate for New year’s was a huge hit.
On Friday after dinner we sample of the terrine with Jim. He gave it a huge thumbs up and decided he needed to be in the pate and terrine space as well. He was kind enough to open a great Willamette Valley Pinto Noir from Les Cousins which totally satisfied the simple presentation of terrine, stone ground mustard and pretzel bread.
For Saturday night the char tray on the mountains included the terrine, Huntsmans cheese, Rosemary olive oil Asiago, Chipotle Jack cheese, Prosciutto, Strawberries, cherries and a 7 grain baguette. This was a very rustic presentation alongside the Guinea hen leek terrine. The char presentation was complimented by a 2007 Robert Sinsky Cab Franc and Fly By Savignon Blanc.
Jane was also very pleased with the terrine and also offered up her last batch of Porcini mushrooms from last fall’s mountains forays for our coming mushroom pate.
Thanks to everyone for helping me taste test my terrine efforts!