Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wine Adventures with the 2 Dollar Wine Connoisseurs:Wine, Cheese and Fries at the Montage

We had wanted to visit The Montage Resort for their Cheese Gallery for over a year and finally got the chance while in the Laguna area this last weekend.   The Loft restaurant located at the Montage features a cheese gallery that sounded too good to pass up.  The cheese gallery features 150 cheeses from around the world.   Fromagiers prepare a selection of cheeses from the types of cheeses you like and pair them with house-made jams and honey.   We selected a five cheese plate that cost about $30,  What a Deal!! It featured  a Goat cheese with Rosemary, and an 18 month aged white cheddar, a creamy french Brie, a mild semi soft cheese (chef’s choice) and the best of the bunch a Blue Cheese from Minnesota.  We paired this cheese plate with a bottle of Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay which made for the perfect dinner.   We also ordered the fry sampler that paired three types of fries with three types of dipping sauces!! We loved it!!  

I would definitely recommend a trip to the Montage for any cheese lovers…..plus you can’t beat the view.

After the meal we stopped upstairs and took a seat in the lobby lounge to watch the beautiful sunset while enjoying a glass of wine and a delicious holiday cocktail “A Santa Baby Martini”. 

 We both agree that if money wasn’t a factor that we would build our dream house at the Montage.  The view is something you would expect to find only in Hawaii.

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