Some recent eating and drinking things as we work our way through summer. Dinner at a friend's house last weekend featured some killer food and wine.
I made the crostini pictured above topped with my pimento cheese, bacon from a pork belly I cured, and my spicy pickles. I used my go-to baguette recipe from Jacques Pepin. Yes, I stole the idea for the crostini from Husk. Here's proof.
We also had some lobster and squid paella cooked on a Big Green Egg.
1999 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill. In case you didn't know it, Dr. Churchill liked his bubbly, and Pol Roger has made this commemorative bottling in his honor since 1975. It is good wine. Not cheap, though, so there is that.
1966 Cos D' Estournel from Bordeaux's Saint-Estephe commune in the Medoc region was also pretty freaking fantastic. Slumming it, we weren't.
Bocca Lupo last weekend. Had to get the damn octopus and mortadella dish again. So good. It's got such great smoke flavor throughout, and the shell beans are a new favorite ingredient for me.