Friday, March 29, 2019

Friends Friday - Wine Paring Dinner

At Bistro Ten Zero One 

Getting Out

Women + Wine is a Meetup group I joined recently to attend a wine paring dinner. I am always somewhat nervous about a new group; "will they be open/accepting, and friendly?"  My fears were unfounded and everyone was super friendly. There were only 4 of Women + Wine group at this elegant dinner with about 20 others that made up our mixed group/event; couples singles of all ages.  The featured wine was Chateau Ste. Michelle from Washington State.  

Here is how the Women + Wine group list themselves on Meetup:

What we're about:  People who enjoy wine are the best people in the world -- we think so anyway. If you agree, join Women + Wine to connect with other women in the community, explore the city and of course, enjoy a glass of wine together. We will enjoy social and educational events in Palm Beach County. This group is targeted towards young-er professionals mostly between the 29-55 age range. Sorry, guys this one is just for the ladies, though we might sneak you in on occasion. 

We met in a private hotel dining room, Bistro Ten Zero One, and a few had already arrived when I entered. I immediately noticed that each place setting had four wine glasses. There were candles and to start the evening we had cheeses, slice meats, fruit and both white and red sangria. I found my four new best friends of the Women + Wine group and soon found myself talking to others. One guy freshly back from skiing at Lake Tahoe was proud of the app on his phone that showed his downhill speed of 66 mph. We talked several times during the evening and he was one seat over from where I was seated. One of the ladies seated next to me was a therapist in the school system.  She was very interesting. 

Yes, I will attend other events hosted by this group.  There was unfounded trepidation on my part and in the end happy I made the effort. Meetup is a great source for Escapes. 

    The Evening's Five Course Menu


  1. You must KNOW your audience is salivating on the keyboard ;-)....
    Tonight we had to 'settle' for hickory smoked salmon, from 'The Backyard Grill' @ 'The Lake'; PS I am the cook. One day, I would like to cook, while 'enfemme'. Velma

  2. After all your positive experiences over the years Rhonda it shouldn't surprise you that you are well accepted when you are out. With your hair the length it is now, and your “Age Reassignment Surgery,” you certainly look like a beautiful, confident older woman, and I believe that is how you act as well, thus your acceptance only makes sense . . .