On Saturday, July 23rd the 2nd Annual B.R. Cohn Wine Club Twilight Golf Tournament and Winemaker Dinner was held at Oakmont Golf Club located in the heart of beautiful Sonoma Valley. This year the turnout was near capacity with 44 golfers and 68 dinner guests feasting on a menu meant for Kings and Queens. Darlene, Anne and I enjoyed working with Ehrin Cadigan, Director of Food and Beverage at Oakmont’s Quail Inn Restaurant who took our ideas and created for us a fabulous five course dinner menu that was executed perfectly and showcased the B.R. Cohn wines chosen to complement. How easy an entertaining series can be, especially when you leave the food preparation to the experts!
B.R. Cohn Wine Club Presents a Twilight Winemaker Dinner at Oakmont
With a Menu created especially for our Membership
Ahi tuna and avocado tartare with won ton chip and Shrimp
Paired with 2010 B.R. Cohn Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Salad Course “Thoughts of Burgundy”
Crisp Romaine with Fuji apple, Bosc pear, shaved fennel,
Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Candied walnuts and Mango Vinaigrette
Paired with 2009 B.R. Cohn Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage and Marinara and served with
B.R. Cohn Basil-Garlic Olive Oil grilled Italian bread topped with caramelized garlic
Paired with 2008 B.R. Cohn Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Quail Inn Chef’s Carved Prime Rib of Beef
Presented with AuJus and Horseradish Cream
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
B.R. Cohn 15 year Balsamic Vinegar glazed Haricots Verts
From the Library – 2007 B.R. Cohn Sonoma Valley Merlot
B.R. Cohn 2007 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Chocolate, Port and Cigars on the Deck and Under the Stars
Chocolate Fondue Fountain
Featured dipping accompaniments
Pound cake, marshmallows, fruit selections, cookies and pretzels
B.R. Cohn 2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Port
B.R. Cohn 2008 Late Harvest Semillon
The Event began with players anxious to hit the links and win the prizes. Your Wine Club Cheerleaders (Rebecca, Anne and Darlene) found ourselves laughing as we witnessed golf carts with GPS and welcome gift towels attached to golf bags waving in the breeze as the teams headed out for the Shotgun Start. We wished everyone “Good Luck” and reminded that we’d be on the Course shortly with something very special in tow.
As we traversed the West Course heading to the 2nd Tee, we watched as Bruce Cohn teed off. Our very talented leader was paired with OGC Club Pro Jim Carra, Nancy Shaw (a hot shot as well), and Laurie Molinaro (a very promising beginner); together “Team Cohn” won the tournament, way to Go 1st place winners! Second place was claimed by “Team Hulick” (Bruce & Becky Hulick and Chuck & Sallie Wood); with third place being awarded to “Team Cronin” (Dennis Cronin, Nona Leone, and Andy & Elly Frauenhofer) – Kudos go to all the Tournament Players!
What a great way for our wonderful Club Members to spend a fun-filled afternoon and evening. As the festivities began to draw down, we found sweet little Donna Kaiser (who loves anything B.R. Cohn related) realizing that the fifth Dinner Course “Sweet Endings” really means Sweet Endings! As I finish this session of Wine Club Easy and Effortless Entertaining, Anne, Darlene and I hope your smiles are brighter and that next year, you too, will join in celebrating with fellow wine club members the 3rd Annual B.R. Cohn Wine Club Twilight Golf Tournament and Winemaker Dinner at Oakmont! Many thanks go to our amazing photographers (David, Trevor and Anne) who gave us a treasure chest of fabulous photos to choose from.