Rosies Reds Whites & Blue Sky Dinner

Held at Blue Sky American Bistro & Cafe
Montclair, NJ
November 1, 1998

Hosted By Rosie Saferstein, Editor of Food Bytes.
Sponsored by Mondavi Wines and New Jersey Online

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Rosie and Lowell greet guests at the front door.
A view of the main dining room
Chef/Owner David Joseph surveys the line
The first course. Vertical Kercheifs with Forager Mushrooms 3 ways; Duxcelle, Grilled and Fricasee
~ Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc 1996, casablanca Vally, Chile ~
Day manager Sherri makes sure we don't get thirsty
The waitstaff works to relay plated dinners from the prep area
Course 2. Sauteed Diver Scallops on a nest of Seaweed Salad with Roasted Red and Gold Beets and Green Pea Coulis
~ Byron Chardonnay 1997; Santa Maria Valley, Ca. ~
Manager Craig making sure everything is up to expectations
Rosie and =Mark
Course 3. Roasted Rack of Venison Chop with Parsnip & Fennel Puree, Braised Red Cabbage, Sauteed Kale, with a Cabernet Apple Cider Sauce
~ Robert Mondavi Coastal Johannisburg Reisling 1997, Central Coast, Ca ~
~ Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 1995, Napa Valley, Ca. ~
Diane Weamer of Mondavi Vinyards and Sherri
Rosie and The Artful Diner
Course 4. Market Salad of Field Greens with Maple Ver Jus and Cropwell Bishop Stilton Croutons
Chef Dave takes a breather
Rosie and Lowell distribute door prizes
The final course. Beggars Purse of Wine Poached Seckel Pears, Austrailian Apricots, Mascarpone Cheese with a Port Wine Sauce
~ Woodbridge Portacinco 1998,Lodi, Ca. ~

For a more detailed description of the meal and each course, check out
Rosies Review.

Photos taken by the Blue Sky staff can be seen at:

Check out the 1999 Tasting Dinner

David Joseph - Chef/Owner
Craig Agans & Sherri Lessard - Managers
Rosalie Saferstein - Restaurant Reviewer, NJOnline
Diane Weamer - Mondavi Wines