I was catching up with a friend tonight, and we decided to check out Upper Modern Bistro. As it turns out, my friend had never been there, so it turned out to be a perfect opportunity for me to revisit after being away for about a year.
Oh there was a salad, and I did eat it, but I was too lazy to take a picture of it. Rather, it wasn't worthy...
Couldn't figure the name of this one... something like "Berat" and made in Isère from cow's milk. Very dense and creamy, with slight goaty/gamey flavors. Pretty mild overall but there's a little acidity in the end.
Anneau du Vic-Bihl - gamey with ammonia and animal notes. Very creamy.
Pavé du Quercy - creamy on the outside but drier and denser in the middle. Definitely gamey and stinky.
Brin d'Amour - coated with herbs like thyme and juniper, which delivered really strong flavors. High acidity.
Pierre-Percée - very runny, slightly salty with a little ammonia.
Saint-Nectaire - some acidity here.
Mimolette, 26 months - I love aged Mimolette, and these were slightly salty but so full of flavor.
Comté, 4 years - what has been left unsaid about this wonderful cheese?
Vacherin Mont d'Or - it's the end of the season, and this was sooooooo runny, sooo ripe and strong. Awesome!
I brought a couple of bottles to dinner for my friend who is in dire need of some alcoholic refreshment after a tough week at work...
2005 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard - lots of fragrant sweet fruit, a bit of leather, and some cedar. Delicious as expected.
Another really good meal here, even without Philippe or Jeremy. I should make it a point to come over a little more.