As part of the annual ThanksGavin celebration it’s traditional for cousin Abbe to cook and host the Friday night dinner. This year she joined forces with girlfriend Jody to whip up this feast.
This year, an alien must have kip-napped me because I forgot to photo most of the wine. Only these two bottles:
1995 Robert Ampeau & Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes. 92 points. This is medium gold. Nose is very ripe fruit and honey, but not boytritis. Sweet and satiny and weighty, acid is failing. Finishes with baked apples and pastry.
1999 Robert Ampeau & Fils Volnay 1er Cru Santenots. 91 points. Rather open right out of the gate with perfumed nose of fresh dark berries, underbrush, delicate florals. Medium bodied and lively on the palate as wonderully layered, fresh red fruit mingles with savory game, flowers, and forest floor. Long, invigorating finish of broth, sweet berries, and spice. Really enjoyed this, and still has the capacity to improve.
When we arrived, cooking was still underway, like these toasting chickpeas.
On the table were a variety of olives.
And, of course, the traditional spread of bread and rotting bovine by-products.
Cheese from Philadelphia’s Italian Market.
A vegetarian stew of spicy tomatoes and vegetables.
Homemade Kofte (meat balls) with tahini sauce.
And Bob’s chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert!
Overall, another great evening!
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