My contribution was smoked Gouda and roasted poblano macaroni and cheese. It turned out pretty good, but it did dry out a bit as I cooked it too far in advance of the party.1989 Bruno Paillard Champagne from one of our many generous friends. That's right, 6 liters of Champagne, also referred to as a Methusalah, which is equal to 8 full bottles if you're wondering. It was a bit of challenge to lug around and pour from as it weighed nearly 75 pounds when full. The bubbly inside was pretty incredible; fresh and vibrant despite being nearly 25 years old.
Perhaps the best bottle of the day was the 1995 Remoissenet Montrachet. The Grand Cru Montrachet vineyard is rather soundly argued to produce the greatest dry white wines on the planet. This 1995 is a wine that is hard to describe in words. Just brilliant. It was a good cap to a fun evening of good eating, drinking, and camaraderie.