First of all, a big congratulations to Angela and Jordan (followers of this blog, and dear friends). They have been going through the adoption process, and their boy that they will be adopting was born yesterday. I foresee a congratulatory bottle of Champagne in your future.
Friday night, we had the October meeting of the Saint Louis Chapter of the Super Secret Double Probation Dining Club (Also called Shhhhh). It was a really fun, relaxed evening. Our theme was Mexican-inspired food, and here is the menu, along with drink pairings:
Homemade chips and salsa
Pairing: Sol, or Tecate beer, also Watermelon Agua Fresca
Shrimp and Mahi Ceviche
Pairing: "Paloma"- Tequila, Lime, Squirt soda
Street style tacos with roasted pork and homemade corn tortillas,
Grilled Corn with this awesome spicy mayo sauce
Homemade refried black beans
Pairing: More beer, margaritas
Ancho Chile and Chocolate creme brulee
Pairing: It started out being called "Peligro es mi nombre medio"(Danger is my middle name), but by the end of the night that had morphed into "Donde estan mis pantalones?" (Where are my pants?)- Patron XO Cafe, Creme de Cacao, Half and half.
It was a fantastic night, and we were really glad we went. I recommend you start a dining club too. Just make sure to invite me.
Cheers, and have a great day.