Friday, June 12, 2009
I have never been to South America, nor have I traveled to Central America! ¿Pecado, no? Being an hispanoparlante, I want to get down there as soon as I can. I want to find me an old Argentinian man out in the campo who'll rant about the ways of the world and stories of days past. As we sit, we'll sip on some fantastic wine, like, for example, this one:
2007 Clos de los Siete, Mendoza, Malbec/Merlot/Cab Sauvignon/Syrah
On the nose, I am picking up pine, licorice, strawberry, almost getting a cherry cough syrup aroma (not in a bad way).
In my mouth, plenty of black fruits , tar, pine, spice. Firm tannins, this wine will age nicely for quite a while, but it's still approachable right now.
Beautiful deep purple color in the glass, by the way.
Here is a link to the fabulous K&L Wine Merchants for more purchasing and other info.
Well, what else to eat with an awesome Argentine wine but beef!
I picked up a couple of Porterhouse steaks from Shopper's Corner, made a big caesar salad, sauteéd a couple of porcini mushrooms, and watched a Soprano's DVD with my baby. Classic in so many ways. And yes, I said porcini.
Oh yeah, a quick tip I learned about cooking Porterhouses...have the New York portion sit over the hotter part of the grill so the filet stays more rare. It came out perfect tonight!
Bueno, ya está, otra exposición de lo que se cocina en mi casa. Espero que les haya gustado.