Lately, we've been taking a big bite out of life. Last month on a lunch date, we finally checked out a local place (called Local, hah!) and really enjoyed ourselves and our meal. Of course, 2 days later, this place announced it was closing its doors, so we decided to take the kids there for brunch before that happened. I didn't get any pictures except for the bacon "heart" resting on my Gorgonzola spinach grits.
|My phone camera doesn't do it justice...|
This prompted me to make my own variation on the grits, using up the rest of the Stilton blue we had left over from last month's foraging for goodies. I didn't get pictures of THAT concoction, but it was delicious, especially topped with a fried egg!
And this past Wednesday evening, Scott and I partook in a winemaker dinner that my friend and her man were hosting in Yukon.
My friend is always posting her food porn pictures to my wall and I just have to drool long distance because she's at some winery or castle or another cool venue in California. So I was so glad they came to Oklahoma finally! I hope they set up a dinner in Norman so we can partake again.
Just look at the menu:
|A surprise, not on the menu, 2008 well aged Chardonnay. Very nice!|
|Almond Crusted Diver Scallop|
|Maytag Broiled Lamb Chop|
|Chocolate-Strawberry Pot au Creme|
|Nolita, Nils (the "king of Cab") and Gail|
I am hoping to see them again during harvest time so I can cross an item off my Living List. Of course, spending time with them in Napa will probably make my list grow longer...