Dinner at Poetic Moon Estate

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Our July event was held on the Estate of our Members Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam and her husband Mr. Douglas Gallagher. With a shared passion for fine wines, they acquired the Estate and Vineyards located in the prestigious Howell Mountain Appellation, and named it POETIC MOON as a tribute to Princess Thi-Nga, whose first name “Thi-Nga” translates into “Poetic Moon” in English.

Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam was born in Vietnam, raised in Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France. Her Paternal Family ruled Vietnam from 1468 until 1945. Mr. Douglas Gallagher was the Founder of Gallagher Financial Systems, a global “Loan Origination Software and Technology Solution” to the top Banks in the US and abroad. Click here to read their Story along with more details about the Estate and Wines on the Poetic Moon website. 

Poetic Moon Estate was conceptualized by Princess Thi-Nga with unique design elements to feature and display over 100 sculptures from Princess Thi-Nga’s priceless Jade Collection, circa 1641-1911.

We enjoyed appetizers followed by an outdoor dinner “Under The Stars”. Princess Thi-Nga designed this special menu for our members. It was inspired by the Imperial Banquets served at her Family’s Palaces.

Hors d’Oeuvres

Trio De Cônes – Trio of Cones:
Foie Gras Et Figue Marmelade – Foie Gras and Fig Chutney
Caviar Truffé – Truffled Caviar
Mousse De Saumon Fumé – Smoked Salmon Mousse
Bouchées De Homard Au Fromage – Lobster And Cheese Bites
Crevettes Marinées Au Citron Vert – Shrimp Ceviche
Bouchées De Crabe Avec Aïoli Truffé –
Mini Crab Cakes With Truffled Aioli

Imperial Jade, 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville, Napa Valley

Dinner Menu

Couronne de Thon Tartare Parfumé À L’Huile De Sésame Avec Avocat Fouetté – 
Crown of Tuna Tartare Infused With Sesame Oil And Whipped Avocado
Imperial Jade, 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville, Napa Valley
Velouté de Tomate Glacé Au Basilic –
Chilled Cream Of Tomato With Basil
Saumon Grillé Au Coulis de Gingembre et Sésame Avec Bouchées de Pastèque –
Grilled Salmon With Ginger And Sesame Glaze And Infused Watermelon
Poetic Moon, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Sorbet de Citron Vert Et Feuille de Pomme Verte –
Lime Sherbet With Green Apple Leaf
Côtes de Boeuf Braisées “Jour Et Nuit” Avec Bouchées de Choux de Bruxelles et Choux Frisés –
Braised Beef Short Ribs “Day And Night” With Brussels Sprouts And Kale Bites
Poetic Moon, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
Surprise de Chocolat
Chocolate Surprise