Lunches with girlfriends are just the best, aren’t they? Once a month for the past ten years without fail, my group of girlfriends have gotten together for lunch at someone’s house for a “crop”. We all used to scrapbook, but over the years most of us have quit except for a couple. But we still get together to eat, gab, and laugh. We’ve been through so much in each other’s lives. Sometimes we get together at a restaurant instead of one of our homes, and today we tried out LaBelle Winery in Amherst. We loved it! While the conversation was excellent, I took photos of the food which we all thoroughly enjoyed and raved about.
My red wine flight was delicious. I was anxious to try some of their specialty wines since I have never had any fruit wines other than the traditional grape. And believe me, with all the wine I drink, that is a miracle. I chose blueberry, Granite State Red, and cranberry for my tastes.
My lunch entree was the Roasted Chicken Tartine with house salad, and I loved every bit of it. The pesto, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese were perfectly soft and melty (yet crunchy on the outside) in the panini press.It’s a very reasonable portion that leaves you feeling not full at all, and totally ready for some dessert.
The lemon tart was gorgeous, almost too pretty to eat. The shell broke apart easily, revealing a very soft and lightly flavored lemon mousse topped with an amazing assortment of fresh fruit. It was a very light dessert which was a perfect ending to a light lunch.
I was so pleased with this lovely little restaurant, that I can’t wait to come back again and try something else from their menu. Everything my friends and I ate was completely delicious. Personally, I have got to try that jalapeno wine!