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Food, Wine & Friends-106


June 2006
With Jonathan and Lucy Tolmach
Henry and Alexia Moore
and
JANE TOLMACH,
Adam and Jonathan's Mom.

Le Program du Jour:


Lucy and Jonathan saying "Ciao, Giulia e famiglia!  Tante grazie!"


Lucy stands beneath Jonathan's latest erection...an
Earthquake Detector.
Next time we have an earthquake, they will hear these pots and pans clanging together.


Mushroom "Torta"...buonissima!


Jonathan's latest brew...




Jane enjoys a sip of beer.


Alexia and Henry joined in the festivities...


...and immediately got busy.

Adam brought a nice line-up of Ojai wines.


Lucy takes care of serving up some fresh fava beans.
("Ciao, Angela!" said Lucy.)


Jonathan roasted some potatoes in the wood-fired oven, along with the lamb.




Alexia and Henry brought a couple of bottles of 1970 Bordeaux.

1970 Chteau Lynch Bages
and 1970 Chteau Brane-Cantenac.
Both wines were, happily, still quite alive.
The Lynch-Bages was the deeper, more full-bodied wine, but the Brane-Cantenac had come a long way!  It displayed the classic high-toned, somewhat floral notes typical of wines from Margaux.

Somehow the conversation turned to chatter about roosters and Alexia held up a photo of one of her favorite cocks.

We opened an old, tired bottle of the 1970 Romane-Saint-Vivant, Marey-Monge.

It was nice to taste, but certainly past its prime.
A bottle of 1992 Pinot Meunier from The Eyrie Vineyard was, surprisingly, rather good.

Still yapping about roosters and chickens, Jonathan brought out some eggs of recent "vintage."

For dessert we opened an old bottle of a good Auslese Riesling given to me by Gaby and Norbert many years ago...a 1986 Heyl zu Herrnsheim

Niersteiner Bruddersberg.
This was a bit old, but still okay...

Many thanks to the host and hostess, along with the cellar-master and cellar-mistress.

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