What fun to have such friends. Have you noticed that Kenwood’s Artist Series mimics Mouton Rothschild’s label program, a main difference being that the Mouton labels are commissioned, while Kenwood’s originals are much fewer. Trivia about the mimicry: Kenwood’s 1994 label ran into the same BATF fate as Mouton’s 1993 because it was a drawing of a nude.
Some times, wintering in Florida has its disadvantages. Sorry to miss this event, even though we managed to go out with them to Berns a week earlier. Glad you were there to help them celebrate.
Thanks Steve. He even invited the priest who married them 40 years ago. He is a Monsignor now, and performed a nice little ceremony. I’m glad you got to spend time with them at Bern’s. One of these days we have to make it out there. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida!
We too would like to get to Bern’s more often.
Mrs. P made a ‘mighty rad gumbo’ as the band Little Feat sang She made this back in January but the roux wasn’t thick enough. Tonight we reheated a portion, but she added duck fat, flour, and Cajun spices, which really thickened the roux, and gave it a nice kick. We had a 2013 Bergevin Lane Columbia Valley cabernet which really picked up the spices in the gumbo.
Your meal looked delicious!
The note of the wine seemed like a very good match.
Thank you naf! It was delicious and the wine was a perfect match with it.
Tonight I had an excellent 2014 Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape which was made up of 100% Grenache. Wine Library had a great sale last week. It supposedly originally retailed for $80, and was on sale for $29.99. it went great with a lobster bolognese from Drew’s Bayshore Bistro that contained 1 1/2 pounds of lobster and tasso ham in the bolognese sauce
Wine / food pairing of dinner at l’Arcane, more about the meal here.
Thanks, I particularly like the first wine of the meal, Leirana Albarino Forjas del Salnes - Rias Baixas. The second one Souveraine Roussette of Philippe Grisard was floral, tender and smooth, went well with the sole.
Actually the wines were served before the arrival of the dish, as it was carte blanc, we didn’t know what the dish would be, husband guessed all the dishes correctly after tasting the wine. I thought the bourgogne was for a bird, as the restaurant announced it would be a white meat, husband’s guess was pork and got it right again.
Leirana Albarino Forjas del Salnes - Rias Baixas
Souveraine Roussette of Philippe Grisard
Robe - pale gold
Nez - Fruit compote and flowery
Bouche - Precise and delicate palate, brioche, honey, pear and vanilla
Boire - Served from 12 to 14 ° C, ideal with fish, white meats in sauce, cheeses and traditionally raclettes
Bourgogne Sylvain Pataille 2016
Nez - black fruits, spices, beautiful complexity for a village …
Bouche - a faultless, full and tasty material, silky and precise tannins.
Muscat de Rivesaltes of Domain de la Coume du Roy 2015
[Paris, 18e] L'Arcane
We had an excellent 2016 Seghesio Sonoma Red Zinfandel tonight. It went great with a roast farmhouse duckling with braised red cabbage in a blood orange coco sauce.
2016 - Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel
93 Points Wine Spectator
- Sub RegionSonoma
- Size750 mL
- CountryUnited States
- Varietal(s)Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah / Shiraz, Carignan / Carinena
From the Critics:
- Loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this plump Zin is a pleasure to drink, with bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice that glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025. 122,500 cases made. - 93 Points Wine Spectator
Cabbage, orange and coco sauce - Wow! Interesting combination. Together with a duck, you need a wine with spicy notes.
Yes, the spicy red zinfandel went very well with the duck.
Seghesio produces some nice wines. The winery was on our list several years ago when traveling through Healdsburg searching for delicious Zin. California wine hopping. One year Napa on up (actually Calistoga on down) and the next Santa Rosa on up.
Opened this bottle last night - it was a gift a few years back and the return of the sun seemed to call for a nice dinner and a special bottle. The wine was fantastic; dark red cherry, and a soft earthy finish. Enjoyed with a few slices of a roasted pork loin and a gratin dauphinois.