After having finished our second wine tasting in Nevada and while still at Pahrump Valley Winery, we walked around the corner and had dinner at Symphony’s Restaurant. A very pleasant white linen restaurant on the grounds of the winery. The restaurant is named after their Gold Medal winning wine. We worked up an appetite, because wine tasting is such hard work. The restaurant was very elegant and their only caveat was that men should not wear sleeveless shirts, hats or flip-flops; well I did have a hat, but I take it off indoors and since it was in the forties outside, I don’t think that they had any worries about the other requirements.
We were taken to a table that overlooked the vineyards and the staff in the restaurant was much more attentive and professional, especially when comparing to the hostess that handled our wine tasting. We were just having a quick lunch as we were going to meet our children and grandchildren later for dinner. We were also quite hungry since we were still on Michigan time which is three hours later. We started off with a bowl of soup, my Bride had the Lobster Bisque laced with Crème Sherry and I had the Steak Chowder. Since she eats much healthier than I do she followed it up with the Lump Crab and Avocado salad on field greens and their Symphony wine vinaigrette. I had the Sirloin French Dip sandwich and we both refrained from having any dessert.
The restaurant offered the wines from the winery and that made total sense. My Bride had a glass of the Charleston Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and the wine was from Lodi, California. Most of the wine was aged in Stainless Steel, but a small batch was barrel aged and then the two were blended together for a nice crisp wine and the way we both prefer a Sauvignon Blanc. I had a glass of the Charleston Peak CZS “Vintner’s Red Blend-Barrel Reserve” 2013. This was a delightful blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Zinfandel and paired very well with my sandwich. Our lunch redeemed the winery and we left very happy; and for those inquisitive minds, we still did not make a side trip to the Chicken Ranch.