… shee. Madame Mrad must’ve had something in her ears that evening cuz she couldn’t hear anything anyone said over dinner… or maybe she was just in her own world!
W walked in with his signature bottle of champagne: G.H. Mumm’s Brut Rosé (non vintage), mainly Pinots. The color is a crisp orange-peach and the nose has a sweetness, like vanilla, with a touch of melon. The palate is refreshingly bubbly and dry with melon, and it has a long finish with strawberry written all over it.
L brought a bottle of PJ Le Petit Jaboulet 2008 Viognier, which coincidentally, Madame Mrad also had, so they had two bottles of PJ to enjoy with dinner. Last time this wine made it to the table, it had too many other competitors, so it didn’t stand out at all. However, that evening was it’s time to shine and it did. A straw yellow color, this white is quite a mouthful of fruit and a bouquet of flowers. Fun to drink with or without food.
Salad á la Mme. Mrad: romaine lettuce (finely chopped), shredded cabbage, parsley, seedless red grapes – halved, walnuts, rockefort (or feta if you like) and drizzle with apple cider vinaigrette.
Aunty K’s Lentils and Eggplant in Pomegranate Molasses… this time Mme Mrad added chopped tomatoes and parsley at the end. It was just the thing to give it that extra kick. (recipe in Yee, nawwarit blog entry August 2010)
Akeed Stir Fried Shrimp and Romaine Lettuce… Mme Mrad just couldnt help herself! (recipe in Too Many Cooks blog entry July 2010)
And endlich: Cherry tomatoes (halved), basil and feta cheese salad with a balsamic vinaigrette to dress it up.
Sahtein ‘a albkon!