Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wine Tasting in Solvang

That is right folks, I went on another wine tasting trip.  This time the sisters and I and a few others stayed in the quaint town of Solvang.  And by quaint I mean awesome.  EveryAugust and I drove up early Saturday morning as we both had parties Friday night.  As we strode into town I was agape and giddy as a school girl.  Have you ever seen Solvang?  The small town is straight out of Denmark with classic Danish foods, buildings, and of course tons of windmills.

For some time now I have wanted to go to Denmark, specifically Copenhagen and I will someday.  Solvang was just enough to wet my appetite even more.  We walked around town taking pictures and laughing and I even went into a few tourist shops which I usually detest.

There was a park that had carolers and fun decorations for "Julefest".  The town felt magical, inviting, and buzzing with energy.  Why I had not been there before I cannot say.  Apparently we went as a family when I was really young but who can remember that!?

Of course we then went wine tasting and had a great time.  We went to a few repeats, but discovered a new one we all really liked.  In fact we liked it so much we ended up staying there for quite some time and making friends.  The winery was called Demetria Estate.  Nice wines and fabulous staff.  We made friends with Steven who informed us we were voted best table of the day.  We laughed, drank, and ate yummy snacks and just had a lovely time.

Dinner was had at Full of Life Flatbreads.  Just out the complimentary starter.  So good.

Believe it or not, I ordered the Cavalo Nero Salad aka Kale Salad (I wanted the Sunday Supper but apparently that is only served on Sunday.  Go figure).  I have to say, this salad was so good that EveryAugust ordered it after having her salad.  Did I mention there were red and golden beets in it too?  I am a sucker when it comes to beets.

Sunday morning we walked downtown and had breakfast at Solvang Restaurant. 
So of course when in "Denmark" one must eat a traditional Danish pancake, also known as aebleskivers.  I am not going to lie, they were delicious!

Upon parting I knew I would be back soon and I will.  I love you Solvang!

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