A couple of friends and I had planned a special dinner for tonight, but due to logistics issues we had to reschedule that particular theme. So I was expecting a week of clean living as I reboot my diet... but it was not to be. RC figured that since we had set aside the date in our calendars, we might as well get together anyway.
He brought us a special gift - more than 3kg of Black Market beef from Rangers Valley, which he lugged back from a trip to Australia over the holidays. And since we're all on very, very good terms with the Man in White T-Shirt - and it's always a good idea to have a friendly chef you can call on for a favor - the bunch of us ended up at Neighborhood.
We were then served thick slices of it, with a little bit of mashed potatoes. This was seriously good. The eggs were very small in size, so it almost felt like eating grainy chunks of mashed potato... Yum!
what Jean-Luc Thunevin did with two of his vineyards in 2000 a couple of times before, but this was the first time I've had the opportunity to taste the two Clos Badon wines side-by-side. And it was fun! It would seem that - as was the case with Valandraud - using the plastic really did make a difference.
A very, very satisfying dinner to kick off the year. Many thanks to RC for the delicious beef, and thanks to the Man in White T-Shirt for being so accommodating!