Hello, my name is Forrest. My wife’s name is Paula. We were married in 2016. Paula is a wine enthusiast and because of this, our story began at a winery. We were on a winery tour of the Temecula Valley in California. The Leoness Winery was our last stop and the winery where my plans were to take place. I had already arranged for the restaurant to have a special table for us so I could propose properly to her. I had worked with the staff to have a customized menu, specific to how I felt about her. The menu was made up of solely seafood choices, because she doesn’t eat seafood. (I had to throw some humor into the moment.) Paula was frustrated with the menu, “There isn’t anything on this menu that I can eat!” “Read it closer”, I said. She started reading the menu and the special moment began to twig within her. It was either the words on the menu or the fact that the entire restaurant had stopped and was watching us. She wasn’t hungry anymore. This adventure is what inspires The Best 5 Minute Wine Podcast.
OYSTERS AU NATURAL 18
When I look into her eyes my biggest fear is that I’ll miss something. With every breath it feels like seconds ticking on a timer. I hold my breath to try and top time.
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE BOARD 29
You’re the love of my life. I’ve had respect, love and admiration for you since the first time you shared your life with me.
BACON, PARMESAN & GARLIC 12
Good or tough, the times won’t matter as I will never forget what it means to be loyal to you.
GREEK SALAD 18 (Fun)
Experiencing fun with you has been a constant. Spontaneous sprinkled with planned fun will be ours for “a thousand years.”
TOMATO & ONION 9
When you first hugged me I felt all of the words I couldn’t say. I’m always so impressed with the effort that you make whether it’s conscious or subconscious to reach out to me. It takes my breath away. I’m forever grateful that you took the chance and didn’t miss out on us!