November 11, 2012

Recent Eats and Drinks

A recent Lunch at Empire State South. The bologna dog on house made bun, and fried chicken salad sandwich were stand outs. As was the heart attack and vine cocktail (bourbon, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, pur-Likor blood orange, Buster's bitters) pictured above.
Though, everything was pretty damn good, per usual. ESS is a restaurant at the top of its game.
A favorite new beer...the Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Company.
As the weather cools I get back to cooking some cold-weather faves like the braised short ribs ala Les Halles above.
Left overs used to make the short rib chili above. Nothing fancy here, just your basic chili made even more tasty by the addition of rib bones to flavor the stock and shredded short rib meat folded in.
A very nice bottle from the somewhat unheralded village of Santenay. 1996 Joseph Drouhin Santenay-Beaurepaire. Confirmed again that there's no substitute for well-aged wine; especially Burgundy. A simple wine, really, but 16 years old and showing grace and sophistication.
This bottle lacked the grace and sophistication of the Drouhin as this 2001 Meursault from Louis Jadot was prematurely oxidized. Again. White Burgundy wine is a minefield, there's even an active Wiki to tell you all about the problem. Buy at your own risk, or..just set some $100 bills on fire.

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