INSIGHT looks forward to bringing you an in-depth look into epic meals from around Calhoun County. For our first dive into such a meal (on our newly revamped website), I reached out to friend and Chef of Effina’s Downtown Anniston, Alabama – Jeremy Minton. I wanted to let Chef Minton “do his thing” with a meal featuring an appetizer, main course and dessert and pair it with wines. Upon arrival my lovely server and friend – Ketti Lynn had her A game ready and I knew I was in for an epic dining experience!
First out was Icy Blue Clams and Little Neck Mussels paired with an Angeline Chardonnay 2019. I knew we were off to a good start when I took the first bite and sip. I loved the texture and taste of the Clams and Mussels and the Chardonnay with notes of apple, pear, tropical fruit and vanilla bacon spice really amped up the flavor of the dish. I am not too proud to tell you my method of “sopping up” the Bacon White Wine Garlic Sauce the Clams and Mussels were lathered in with my toast was heavenly! Round One … Amazing … What’s next?