Had a long and relaxing lunch with on the wine, PlanoWino and PURPLE yesterday. on the wine was in town for business and could only sneak away for lunch during this trip. I had the warm goat cheese salad with balsamic and toasted pine nuts to start followed by the flat iron steak in butter garlic sauce with pommes frites. Cheese plate, espressos and digestifs to wrap things up. 5 1/2 hours later I think we had pretty much solved the world's problems. Cool
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
on the wine was in town for business and could only sneak away for lunch during this trip....5 1/2 hours later I think we had pretty much solved the world's problems. Cool

That's pretty darn good for 'sneaking away' for lunch.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
on the wine was in town for business and could only sneak away for lunch during this trip....5 1/2 hours later I think we had pretty much solved the world's problems. Cool

That's pretty darn good for 'sneaking away' for lunch.


I didn't sneak away. I flat out left!
After a couple days of office lunch meetings with bad deli sandwiches, I snuck out today and had a fabulous carnitas torta.
Day off tomorrow.
Lunch @ O'thyme with steve8, vinaigre and lovelandre.
Excellent end to the week and start to vacation.
O'Thyme was closed for the holiday period for lunch.
We ended up at Kobu, pairing several whites to Thai food.

I'll need steve8 to list the wines. Smile
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Originally posted by steve8:
Isn't it Cabo? Wines listed on the what are you drinking thread.

Actually, it's Coba.
Just checked it
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by steve8:
Isn't it Cabo? Wines listed on the what are you drinking thread.

Actually, it's Coba.
Just checked it


Well, I'm glad we finally know where you all had lunch. Razz

No wonder you could not recall the wines!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Well, I'm glad we finally know where you all had lunch. Razz

No wonder you could not recall the wines!

Lunch?
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Originally posted by Board-O:
I have an Henri Goutorbe in the refrigerator now.


Which one Board-O?

Did you visit their House? Very very nice people I hear.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
I have an Henri Goutorbe in the refrigerator now.


Which one Board-O?

Did you visit their House? Very very nice people I hear.


nv Cuvee Prestige- loved it at the winery

Yes, we visited them. Notes will eventually be posted.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon


It is going to be a special meal. I talked to the owner this morning, and he said he had a nice surprise for us. Cool

Sunscreen, check, debit card, check, sunglasses, check, empty stomach, check, stunning women, (always at this place) check, and I even requested the music today. :

Viva la Vida Buena!
Don't normally have a response to this thread, but yesterday I visited my local butcher and picked up some fantastic house-made pastrami.
Brought that home and recreated a sandwich that I usually buy from a great shop nearby. (Barney's Pastrami Dip in Everett, for you locals. I highly recommend it.)

1 12" hard roll
1 lb. thin-sliced pastrami
dill pickle sliced lenghtwise
Grainy German mustard
Au jus

Simply immerse the pastrami in the hot au jus (I think the sandwichmaker uses a pork au jus, but I don't know for sure. I only had beef.) Then assemble the sandwich and re-dip the entire thing briefly in the au jus. Delicious! Big Grin
And yes, this guy usually packs a full pound into each sandwich! Big Grin
I made fish tacos with fresh tilapia and pineapple pico de gallo.

Washed it down with a nice 2008 Bodegas Avanthia Valdeorras Avanthia.

Espresso to finish up
Roasted almonds with sea salt.
Chorizo, Catalan salami and Jamon serrano ham with four cheeses.
Mussels in Si sauce.
Seared tuna with four styles of ground pepper.
Grilled calamari.
Oxtail stew
Blood sausage
Baby grilled lamb chops.

Enjoyed all with Cava,and both white and red wine.
Angel hair pasta with salmon, arugula and tomatoes in a white wine butter sauce. Paired with a half-bottle of Conundrum.
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Originally posted by redknife:
I made...pineapple pico de gallo.

Our Baja Fresh restaurant up here has recently introduced a version of this. My daughter and I loved it instantly, the rest of the family aren't so sure.
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Originally posted by billhike:
Angel hair pasta with salmon, arugula and tomatoes in a white wine butter sauce. Paired with a half-bottle of Conundrum.


Bill, is the Conundrum still showing a little RS?
We didn't really notice much residual sugar. I would consider it a fairly rich white blend, with floral and spice notes. I have not had Conundrum other than retail tastings. The bottle did not state the grapes but I would guess Viogner and Chardonnay were part of the blend? Quite tasty and it complemented my food well. I'm working on tasting wines that are not what I normally drink, and really loving the pleasant surprises like this one. The bottle was brought to us cold, but not as cold as it would be from a refrigerator. I think the moderate temperature may have helped showcase the texture.

Still learning - and sorry for the long answer!
Smile
We are going to enjoy a late lunch today. I will grill a beef tenderloin (rare/medium rare) and we will soon head to the farmer's market for our veggie selection.

I'm thinking an aged Bordeaux today, and perhaps Right Bank.
This weekend I had a very nice lunch of crepes. First was a buckwheat crepe with Coq au Vin inside and a wheat crepe with chestnut butter for dessert. I must say I do love crepes. Smile

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