Saturday was suppose to be a nasty day, so I took out a roast for dinner. I didn’t plan on going anywhere.  My two kids however, thought differently.  They announced at 6pm they were going out with friends and wouldn’t be home to eat with us.  The roast was to much for two people so Paul and I decided to go out to dinner.  Paul picked the restaurant..De La Vergne in Amenia. 

We arrived shortly after 7pm with no reservation. We weren’t thinking as it was a spur of the moment decision, and the restaurant had quite the crowd.  The hostess was very polite and said that it was okay and sat us by the fireplace.  (That was fine for me, because I am always cold)

De La Vergne had a decent wine list and they served Millbrook wines!  Our first wine of the evening was from South Africa.  I had the 2008 Indaba Sauvignon Blanc and Paul had the Lyric Nederburg Stellenbosch which was 1/3 each Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. The Sauvignon Blanc I had,was nice in balance and the citrus flavors were soft.  Both wines went well with the Mussels.

For dinner we both ordered the Delmonico steak. Wine we paired with the steaks was the Millbrook 2006 Cab Franc.  The server came back because they didn’t have the 06 but had the 07.  That was fine for us.  Always accept the upgrade!  It was a great choice as the steak paired very well with the wine.

The prices at De La Vergne we found reasonable.  The food was good, the wine list was nice and so were the people.