Friday, August 31, 2007

Dinner, August 30, 2007

Mabel and I had braised short ribs for dinner last night.

It was sort of a special occasion. The upcoming month is going to be busy for the both of us, so we thought of this as our last really leisurely dinner for a while. Also, Mabel asked me specifically to make her the Guinness braised short ribs that I made last March (March 3rd) for Crystal's party. She only got a small taste back then. So this was an opportunity to make the dish just for her.

I also made braised endive which turned out really well. And we had rice.

We drank one of the wines I got at Italian Wine Merchants last Monday. It is a fantastic wine. Lighter red in color and light bodied. Smells wonderful. Vibrant tasting and delicious. Has a particular quality I don't yet know how to describe that I associate with more expensive wines. Mabel liked that it was somehow strong but light bodied and not sweet and fruity. She thought it was a little peppery and very good.

Fantino Rosso dei Dardi (Monforte d’Alba, Piedmont) 2005 oo

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