On one of my 2018 trips to Mammoth for skiing some friends hosted us (two nights in a row) at their condo for homemade Chinese Hot Pot. Yay!
And we returned on New Year’s Eve for even more great hot pot.
From my cellar: 2004 Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées. BH 89. Deep ruby. Distinctly ripe and perfumed aromas of warm earth, underbrush, spice, dark berry fruit and a subtle smokiness complement perfectly the supple, sweet but robust medium full flavors that finish with impressive complexity and solid power. This is firmly structured but not hard or aggressive and the natural ripeness of Brulées comes through here.
The loaded hot pot!
So on 12/31/18 we returned for another round of even more over the top hot pot.
This is one serious home hot pot spread!
Three types of mushrooms, tofu and bean curd.
On the right 3-4 flavors of “meatballs.”
From my cellar: 1997 Maison Roche de Bellene Chambertin Collection Bellenum. 96 points. This wine was drinking superbly tonight.
Four kinds of meat including pork belly, lamb, and two awesome types of beef!
And an array of sauce components.
As New Year approached we, of course, cracked the Krug.
Our host additionally made this amazing Apple Pie.
And homemade mochi / red bean “brownies”.
Wendy takes her Ice Cream seriously. Look at the freezer drawer!!!
Overall, a fabulous and fun meal. Better than at some of the hot pot restaurants I’ve been too and loads of fun.sharethis_button(); ?>