All traditions have to start somewhere. Ours began here. On September 2, 2012, five sophisticated college seniors (as sophisticated as college seniors can be), so tired of the cafeteria food, craved for a boogie meal with some fancy wine, and they dressed up for the occasion in their humble residence hall. Just like that, the first ever Polo Wine Dinner (PWD) became a reality.
With its cinder-block walls, weaved wooden chairs, Paris/toy-sized kitchenette, breathtaking view over the soccer field parking lot, Polo was THE residence hall of our dreams… Despite its (many) limitations, Polo provided the apartment-style community life on campus that felt oh-so-grown-up.
Crimson sweet watermelon topped with honey fig goat cheese, french sorrel, and a slight drizzle of fig balsamic vinegar
Three types of lettuces from the Reynolda gardens, Campus gardens heirloom tomatoes, caramelized peaches tossed with honey, cinnamon, pecans, balsamic vinaigrette, and topped with Manchego cheese
Roasted Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin served on top of couscous and coarse Dijon mustard
Fetzer Gewurztraminer, California
2005 Vinas del Vero La Miranda de Secastilla, Somontano, Spain
Esser Vineyards Pinot Noir, California
Muscadine, scuppernog, blue berry North Carolina wine…. AKA sugar water
FAQ’s About The Polo Wine Dinners:
- How often does it happen? — Once a year
- Do you watch polo games when you dine together? — Negative
- How does one get invited to the next wine dinner? — Date Pat or Colin or Sammy
- Do you have enough chairs for everyone? — Yes if you count the patio chairs, one day we will have a big enough house with a big enough table where everyone can be seated at the table, one day
Oh, how I miss that vintage stove/oven combo, not..
Photo by: Patty O