After a long week of work, there is nothing better than arriving home to a delicious dinner. Well, maybe a glass of wine to enjoy while the finishes touch are “finished”.
So first, the wine. The first bottle opened from my very first wine club shipment. 2008 Le Cuvier Pinot Noir.
Time out for the winemaker notes:
Smoky black tea infused with flowering raspberry, stirred and spilled upon a Cardinal’s robe that was lifted during a wild night in a Chines opium den, grunting earthy leather – and one wonders how he got home – sage and roses sprinkled about, lovely, luscious and as wicked as an abundantly ripe morello cherry dripping black currant sauce about to burst on your tooth. Mustard greens are there, too, in a lovely balance of earth and fruit.
Back to the meal:
Tonight’s feast combined three of my favorite ingredients salmon, risotto and asparagus.
- The perfectly crispy skin on the flaky copper river salmon blended with the creaminess…
- of combination of the risotto and morel mushrooms
- topped with the smokiness of the grilled asparagus
- equals a whole lotta yum!
And the only finger I had to lift was the ones that lifted my fork full of food into my mouth (or my glass for another sip).