Monday, May 18, 2009
Dinner for One
You really don't need a date when your food is this sexy... A late dinner tonight, with a crusty baguette and stanky washed-rind triple-creme to start, followed by a perfect plateful of tilapia, sweet and flaky; luscious asparagus spears, slick and firm but tender and without a trace of bitterness; fresh morels, earthy and mellow, almost other-worldly (there's just no way to describe how they feel on your tongue...)--all gently sauteed and then poached in butter with a splash of wine, a bit of lemon and a crank or two of black pepper, no salt needed. My Lilac wine still has a slight edge on it, but it's coming around--a deep, round, floral sensation with a dry citrusy finish and a nice bite, a little more liquor than wine but quite nice if you like that sort of thing--and you can be sure you haven't tasted anything like it. 'Tis the season. Hope you're enjoying it.