One Friday evening off we went to Billsboro Winery for their "happy hour." Wines by - you guessed it, Billsboro. And food by the new place in town: Opus, which is on Exchange Street at 486 Exchange, and that Friday was catering at Billsboro. (Here's the Opus Facebook page.) The music was hip and fun, the pinot noir dandy, and the food was swell. We had a taco trio -- mmmmm. Taco Number 1 (or should I say numero uno?) was pork very lovely and brasied I think, certainly slow cooked, with provolone. Taco 2 was a sausage from Madia's made with Billsboro wine and served with a lightly curried sort of pickled cabbage slaw. Taco 3 -- turkey mole with cheddar. You ate them in the order the chef recommended - and the heat went up as the spiciness went up -- and wow. They were great. And they did indeed go well with the Billsboro pinot noir as did the sort of salted caramel brownie thingie. The wine was just the right balance of light, fruity and dry for the food.
The setting, too, was great -- a sort of rustic big room down Route 14 from Geneva -- with some great art for sale on the walls. Not bad acoustics and comfie stools to hang around on.
The chef, Heather Tompkins. . . . formerly of Halsey's and then Fox Run, now running her own place (with Chelsea Madia) -- Opus
The wine, Billsboro.
The evening. Totally fun.