shortlist no. 14 / november 4, 2010
This is the first time I’ve considered adding the wines to the shortist not for their quality – oh no – for the way they resurfaced the next day. By pounding on my head. The wines we drink, though, are, in all serious, integral. Integral.
Maybe the not-so-great wine is why the split peas with shrimp kind of fell flat and I overcooked the pots de crème. Maybe I should blame it for my breaking two champagne flutes (don’t worry, they’re IKEA) in one night. I was uninspired, people!
Fortunately, we have another dinner party in the works for tomorrow night (sneak peak: more lamb, Italian guest chefs & banana dreams) and, as our friend the wine importer is on the guest list, I have a hunch that the wines will be ottimi.
And when the wines are good, well, that can only mean highly inspired cooking.
late week, cold and rainy night, dinner for 5
cheese & bread / dates stuffed with bleu wrapped in prosciutto
yellow split peas with shrimp
salad with my favorite vinaigrette