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.
I was in charge of the libations. From my cellar: 2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly Cuvée Nicholas et Mathis. 93 points.
Our hosts Wendy and Alex pulled out all the stops, cutting up all the additives like the above tofu and veggies.
Beef — higher quality than at most hot pot places.
Beef, pork, squid, and fish balls. I love these.
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 broth by itself. It was a pork broth.
Some of the ultra-tender pork meat that came out of the broth.
Condiments to use in constructing dipping sauce. This was also my job.
Our hosts, Wendy left and Alex right. Chopping away!
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(); ?>