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Egelhoff Wine Dinner at Brandani's

Brandani's Restaurant and Wine Bar hosted a dinner last week featuring Egelhoff Wines. It was my first time to attend a multi-course wine dinner here but that did not seem to be true for most in attendance. The house was full and the guests were meeting and greeting over passed hors d'oeuvres paired with a private label Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc when we arrived. The mini crab cakes and the lobster mango tostada bites were fresh and delicious and perfect with the wine.

While Brandani's is a small Missouri City restaurant, the crowd was a mix from Houston and the
neighboring suburbs and most that I spoke with talked of faithfully attending every special dinner that Claire and Ron Brandani present. Once we were seated in the main dining room, we were served a ricotta ravioli with morels, ramps and spring peas with the Egelhoff Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013. This was a winning combination and plates were scraped clean.

Next up, Durac pork cheeks with pork belly risotto …

Winemaker Dave Reilly of Duchman Family Winery

As originally seen in the April issue of Galveston Monthly magazine