From 7-8pm we were able to mingle with the other guests attending the wine dinner, sample all of the 12 wines and enjoy a variety of hors d'oeuvres. We were seated promptly at 8pm and received an overview of the different wines from the Turley Zinfandel wines rep. I poured myself a glass of wine from the bottle at my table and was ready to try some delicious BBQ by executive chef Patrick Longton. His food never disappoints!
The first course was lumpcrab deviled egg, frisse, crispy speck on brioche toast. I am not a big fan of deviled eggs but I did enjoy it along with all of the other ingredients in the entree. Each entree was presented in a very creative and appetizing way!
The second course was my favorite entree of the night. It was a golden pulled pork slider with special coleslaw and a crispy pickle. It was unlike anything I have ever tasted before and it was amazing!
The third course was smokey beer can game hen with honey pomegranate lacquer and sauteed spinach. The game hen was juicy and tender, cooked to perfection! I enjoyed the honey pomegranate lacquer that was on top as well, it added a nice flavor to the game hen.
The fourth course was a trio of Worcestershire pepper beef short rib, dry spice rubbed pork ribs and smoked angus brisket with southern baked beans and grilled jumbo asparagus. Living in Texas for 6 months I was able to try some of the best southern food so this entree had some big shoes to fill. I was impressed with everything on my plate. The Wishing Well BBQ surpassed my expectations compared to the BBQ I had living in Texas! I was so happy that I moved back north and that I was able to attend this event!
Overall I give The Wishing Well BBQ & Zinfandel wine dinner 5 chef hats out of 5! I enjoyed nice conversation at my table, was able to try wines I would not typically order out and the food was outstanding. I did not have one complaint about my night out at The Wishing Well and am looking forward to going back again soon!