Hi!! I am actually going to do a live blog tonight for the first time ever. Right now I am sitting in Acquario enjoying a glass of Pinot Grigio from Lagario in Italy. With the first wine we are having dungeness crab and shrimp cake. We are off to a great start….The second course…. a chardonnay, my absolute favorite. We are listening to Renato Spano, the Florida State Manager for Empson Inc., talk about how this particular wine is very balanced. I agree with him…. The California summer salad is absolutely beautiful. I have a rectangular plate with grilled baby romaine, champagne grapes, asparagus wrapped in bacon, a pomegranate sphere, and california cave aged blue cheese sitting right in front of me and I am going to have to taste it now. So good and very healthy. Now Chef Phil is talking about the third course, which is a pan flashed local pompano. It is caught right off the coast, and it is a very delicate fish. Now Renato is talking about the Super Tuscan from Monte Antico that I am about to try. Omg!! It is so full bodied and oaky with voluptious berry tones. The pompano has a scented vanilla taste that is amazing. The southern grit risotto is to die for. I am going to regret these calories tomorrow…. on to the next course….a kansas city strip steak with barbecue sauce, corn and cave aged cheddar souffle. This is fit for a man… I don’t know how I could possibly eat all of this….The steak is huge and the hash browns and the small round corn souffle are awesome. I am trying to save a little room for dessert. This has been one of the best wine dinners ever. I am so full.!!! The dessert is amazing…. blueberry tart, chocolate whoopee pie, and blueberry cheese cake. I think I am in heaven….