Friday, June 6, 2008

Copper River Salmon

Big day tomorrow. The U.S. is nearing the end of the Copper River Salmon season in Alaska, all 3 to 4 weeks of it. It is one of the two local food highlights in May and early June, the other being the Lobsterfest discussed previously here. I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite. The healthy fat content in Copper River King Salmon is as high as any fish and it makes for an almost decadent meal. At the price it is fetching this year it should be decadent. $40 a pound is quite a bit.

There's a good group getting together tomorrow and the above image is only part of what we will be eating.

Wines? I taking two wines and looking forward to drinking both. First is a 2003 Calera, Mt Harlan, Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir. The second is a 2004 Rochioli Estate Pinot from Sonoma. Both are highly rated (and not inexpensive) and I have been saving them for this meal. The Rochioli is a wine that I picked up at the winery during a visit in May of 2006. It will be interesting to see what wines the others bring to the event.

Details and photos later.

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