Easter Break

We did three BBQ’s during the three days off we had.

Invited to a friend’s over for a sit down BBQ. My friend R-san doing the hard work and the guests seated at his modern sleek yet comfortable dining room. The lamb was beautiful! A good match with my favorite peppermint paddock sparkling chambourcin. Later on we (I) got carried away (singly) peer pressuring R san to show me his cellar and opening up a fine floral Evesham Wood Pinot Noir from Oregon USA. Really floral feminine wine, light in color but strong in alcohol punch and nicely perfumed. This was something I had never experienced. It has been cellared for quite a while and you can definitely tell from the gutsy alcoholic punch but the floral aroma is so young and beautiful. 

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Next at my tennis mate’s house we casually grilled some salmon on the Barbie. A bed of veggies and salmon with lemon, butter, parsley wrapped in foil and steam grilled. Matched with the Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling. This was a nice interval in our carnivorous weekend. 

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Finally we entertained a family with Bangalow sweet pork cheek yakiniku. The Pinot our dear guest had brought was marvelous. Felton Road Block 3 2005 vintage, out of a perfectly condiones private cellar. A drastic comparison to the Oregon style, a classic Central Otago full bodied red. Deep black red in color, the body of a shiraz , the mouth coating mellowness of a good merlot, the distinct floral bouquet of a fine Pinot! I have never had such a fulfilling, moreish pinot before.  Our starter Clover Hill and Parker Estate are both good wines but the Felton Road lingered in my mouth and in my mind for days and weeks…. 

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2 Responses to Easter Break

  1. Simon says:

    If you ever get sick of cooking (I hope you don’t), a career awaits you in writing the labels on the back of wine bottles. Thanks again for a delicious lunch. Our turn next. Simon

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