Last week Matt and I attended a special 4-course Wine Tasting and Dinner at Tapas & Vino in Redondo Beach. The event was extra-special as our sister-in-law was pouring the wines from the company she represents, Quintessential Wines. It was fun to see her in action and I am always open to enjoying good tapas. We enjoyed a first course of Manchego cheese & Quince paste, and a second course of goat cheese-stuffed Piquillo peppers. Both courses were paired with white wines. Next up were the red wines that paired with course #3, Hangar steak bites with a flavorful Chimichurri sauce. I thought the fourth course was going to be my favorite, which I can best describe as being similar to a meat and potato pie.
After the last course the room started to clear and a few of us stuck around to chat. And then the charming restaurant owner, Andy, brought out the most scrumptious dessert: blueberry bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Now I should have been full from the four wonderful courses and the wine, but this bread pudding was so delightful that I ate the whole dish BY MYSELF. Matt was not surprised that I did not save any for him; he knows how much I love my desserts.
I would like to declare this wonderful, creamy and delicious Blueberry Bread Pudding as my best bite of the week!