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Lamb chop dinner report.

Geoffchef's picture

Guacamole for nibbles, then Glenys' Moroccan Tomato Soup which was delicious. Did the standard evoo, rosemary, garlic and lemon marinade for about three hours on the chops, seared on the stove and 9 minutes in the oven at 400. Tried doing a pan sauce but it was bitter from the lemons so I didn't use it, and didn't need it - the chops were superb, juicy and tender. Mushroom risotto and roasted asparagus for sides. The quality of the imported asparagus seems exceptional this winter. Did the wondrous White Choc. Ancho creme brule for dessert. I keep thinking I might try this with a slightly hotter chili and see what it's like.
Highlight - our friends brought a bottle from the back of the cellar - a St. Julien, Chateau Leoville Poyferre - get this - 1975! The corkscrew went right through the cork, had to cut it with a paring knife and decant the wine through a coffee filter, but it was, amazingly, excellent. Looked it up on the web and found a bottle of the 1990 vintage for $275. The oldest and most expensive wine I've ever tasted by a healthy margin. And, while it was very nice, it seemed a pretty typical good quality austere Bordeaux to me. Perhaps my palate is just too coarse.
Still and all, a most enjoyable evening, and the wine certainly did provide a wow factor.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary