Gloria Ferrer bubbles and a place card with my name on it...not a bad way to start an evening...
and when that first sip is followed by poached shrimp atop goat cheese grits...you know you're in for a real treat.
I recently enjoyed a preview of the New Year's Eve Celebration planned for December 28-31 at Fleming's Steakhouse, and indulged in the restaurant's brand new release, a 2009 Cab called Forty-Six Diamonds.
The wine is a collaboration between Fleming's Director of Wine, Maeve Pesquera, the talented folks at Hall Wines, and renowned artist and wine enthusiast Thomas Arvid.
This big, smoky, cherry-fragranced red naturally cries out for food, and paired with a mouth-watering filet topped with lobster-brioche bread pudding (I'm allergic to lobster, so I enjoyed some succulent crab legs dipped in butter), I had one of those 'last meals' sort of moments.