Reno Chowhound chowdown Tuesday, Oct. 12 at La Vecchia
We'll see if we can get the Reno Chowhound chow downs rolling again. We'll get together at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at La Vecchia in Reno. This is a nice Italian restaurant at the corner of Moana Lane and South Virginia Street.
Tuesdays are free corkage at La Vecchia.
So far we have three confirmed: RevAndy, Mrs. RevAndy and me.
If you're interested email me at email@example.com by Monday at 6 p.m. and be sure to tell me how many will be coming.
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The chowdown at La Vecchia was a rowsing success. We had great wine, food, and most important-wonderful camaraderie with the hounds. All that was lacking was the absence of some other regular Reno-Tahoe posters.
Tuesday is no corkage and everyone brought their favorite wines, including riesling, burgundy, Italian, etc. I'm sure Steve has the complete list, if he desires to share it.
Service was gracious and competent. The table shared a salad and frito misto, which contained very tasty fried calamari, shrimp, and vegetables. Lana had veal scaloppine with porcini mushrooms, cream, and white wine. The veal was moist and the sauce not too creamy but rich with flavor. I enjoyed the risotto of the day which was served with moist, delicious lamb shank. The risotto was perfectly cooked, al dente.
I highly recommend La Vecchia and hope we can chowdown a bit more often.
The food at La Vecchia was quite nice. Fresh ingredients. Everything was cooked properly. Quite reliable. Thanks, Andy, for suggesting it.
Here's the wines:
1999 Hiedler Weissburgunder Maximum
2008 Castello D'Alba Douro
2007 Miraflores Syrah Methode Ancienne
2006 Barnett Vineyards Pinot Noir Tina Marie Vineyard
1995 Louis Jadot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
1994 Domaine Robert Jayer-Gilles Echezeaux
2005 Benanti Etna Rosso di Verzella
We can thank RevAndy and Mrs. RevAndy for the fantastic Burgundies.
I brought the wine from Mount Etna. It was a little too sour to drink on ti's own but it paired nicely with the thick sauce of the veal with porcini.
Hi there, longtime Boston hound, now living in Santa Fe and sharing the Southwest board with y'all.
Just curious -- how did the '06 Barnett go over? I'm more of an old world kind of guy, but I bought several bottles of that exact wine when I visited the vineyard last year, and quite liked it for a new world pinot.
Looks like a fun night of deliciousness, I'll have to check out La Vecchia if I'm ever out in Reno.