Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dinner was great last night

Amy and Steve, our friends who are the proprietors of Art of the Table, joined us for dinner last night and I think that it was an unqualified success. They brought two bottles of wine for our meal, as well as a fantastic chocolate cheesecake. The first bottle we enjoyed was a 2000 Domaine Tempier Bandol. It was a Bordeaux and stood up to the filet mignon very, very well. Ever prepared, Amy had a second bottle of wine, just in case the first one did not work. Needless to say, after we enjoyed the Bandol, we had to open the 2004 Bravante Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot. The merlot was softer than the Bordeaux and as Steve put it, "This was an excellent after dinner wine." The evening was filled with conversation and lots of laughing about life, the universe and everything. Amy mentioned to me that not only does beef make her happy, but so does lamb. Thus, I now need to make her one of my tried and true rack of lamb recipes at some point in the future.


sruis said...

Thanks for the great evening! Great food (I really liked the caper sauce) and fun times.

Lisa said...

Having a second bottle of wine is never a bad deal. Even if you really, really liked the first one. :-)