While at a wine cafe, I tasted the best meatloaf of my life. It was comforting, and classy, and the carrots gave the meatloaf a nice color and flavor. The chef there holds all his recipes as top secret, so I tried to recreate this recipe the best I could once I got home. This is the closest I've come; I combined several different recipes. This tastes best with a red wine reduction poured over top, but I'm still perfecting that part.