Sunday, June 14, 2009

Girls vs. Boys

Saturday I headed out to the Camp in Costa Mesa to support another art show my friend Torrey helped bring to fruition - Girls vs. Boys. H and arrived early, and planned on helping out if needed, but ended up taking a detour to walk around. I took advantage of taking some photos.

Spied a sign for a new restaurant - must try!

We stopped into the Old Vine Cafe, planning on getting a couple glasses of wine and enjoying the view, and then decided we had to try some of their small plates.

What a gorgeous view - hard to believe this is in Costa Mesa when you see this out the window!

We started with baby artichokes wrapped in prosciutto and sauteed, on a bed of arugula, with a citrus olive oil, paired with the Pighin Pinot Grigio. Delicious! The prosciutto gave the artichokes a meaty quality, and the citrus olive oil cut the heaviness of the cured meat. The pinot grigio was light and dry. Of course I scarfed it all down before I remembered to shoot a pic. Typical!

Next we sampled the Porcini Mushroom Mac and Cheese with the Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. OMG - TDF. The blend of cheeses had just enough sharpness to pair with the earthy flavor of the mushrooms. In fact, the flavor was so rich, H wondered if they used a little truffle oil even though that wasn't in the description. The montepulciano wasn't a wine I would normally enjoy, but it was a great compliment with just enough acidity to cut through the richness of the mac and cheese.

At this point we decided it was time to see the art!

Gotta love a crack on Britney

The DJ was really good too!

Free drinks always make both of us happy

A band played for a bit

Pink Stealth Bombers

I think H is trying to figure out what the artist was meant with that one.

Self-portrait LOL

Lots of fun!

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