June 24, 2009

Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Crappy Food Part Deux-Roast Chicken and Summer Wines

Went back to our friends (who won't be named lest you'll be looking them up to cook for you) in 30307 last weekend for more tasty bites and wine.

The menu this weekend include beautiful airliner chickens roasted and basted with bacon fat.
Sweet potato chips fried in coconut oil and diced apples finished in duck fat.

The food was killer as always.
Feeling as though we were living closer to the surface of the sun last weekend, we opened several nice whites served on the cold side. These were bottles secured locally, all for$10- $15.
The 2007 Finca El Origen Torrontes Reserve (Argentina) was perhaps the star. Floral on the palate, some citrus notes, and also a nice flinty-mineral finish. Not cloying at all and a nice wine for drinking on its own.
The 2007 Domaine Saint Amant Viognier was recommned to me by the folks at Cooks Warehouse, Decatur. It is a lively Viognier, peach and apricot notes, but I felt it was a little light on the palate. It left me wanting more.
Not sure I'd run out for more at $15.

The 2007 Laurenz Und Sophie Singing Gruner Veltliner (Austria) was also quite tasty. Pale yellow in the glass, nearly clear, yet it packs an earhty-lemon infused punch. Silky and rich minerality on the finish. Refreshing. Tasty with the chicken dish. I'd happily buy this for $13. I think this one came from Murphy's in the Highlands.

Until next time.


  1. I want to pull a piece of chicken off my computer screen. another excellent post. keep up the great work. I'm going to seek out 2007 Laurenz Und Sophie Singing Gruner Veltliner. I haven't been to Murphy's yet, so this will give me a good reason to head over. Thank you

  2. I need mo' Torrontes in my life. I really like it a lot. It needs to be a summer staple.

    Those are tasty lookin' birds!

  3. Thanks for the kind words Sami.
    Those chickens were yummy.
    Dirty one: The Torrontes was a wake up call for me. Not something on my radar before my buddy shared that bottle Sat. Good stuff.