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ALEXIA'S 39th (Again) BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
VERSION: 2001

A BIRTHDAY DINNER
for
ALEXIA
Celebrated August 2, 2001
With
BOB GORMAN
orchestrating the Ensemble:
Paul & Sandy, Marjorie, Gerald and Henry

Bobs Assorted Nibbles
Smithfield Ham Foie Gras  -- Olives Galore --Caponata
Laurent Perrier Brut Rose Champagne en magnum
***
Vol-au-Vent aux Fruits de Mer
1993 Druid Wines Meursault Les Clous
1993 Talbott Diamond T Monterey Chardonnay

***
Bobs Leg o Lamb
Fingerling Potatoes  =  Assorted Veggies
1966 Chteau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan
1966 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Leognan

***

Plateau de Fromages varis = Pauls Les Pains Maison

1986 Mo-Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Aux Boudots'
1986 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay-Santenots-du-Milieu

***
Le Salade
***
Gteau d'anniversaire dAlexia
1979 Chteau Suduiraut Sauternes


We began with a magnum of Laurent-Perrier Brut Ros Champagne.  Quite good!

Bob had baked a few different breads.


Chef Bob Presents his Vol-au-Vent aux Fruits de Mer.



This delicious course was paired with a Druid (made by Dujac) 1993 Meursault Les Clous and a Talbott 1993 "Diamond T" Chardonnay.  The Druid was quite mature and oxidized, so we opened a bottle of Druid 1991, which was, sadly, corked.  The Talbott was excellent, however.



Our "Team Leader," Dr. Marjorie was in fine form this evening and enjoyed partaking in the lavish food and wine!



The lamb was seasoned and grilled by Henry Moore.  Bob took care of the Haricots Verts and the Fingerling Potatoes.  Gerald decanted the 1966 Bordeaux, both bottles being wonderful!




Gerald assembled a rather lavish array of cheeses, including a curious Italian number called "Sottocenere con Tartufo" and several blue-veined cheeses.
Accompanying these platters of cheese were two delicious Burgundies from the somewhat un-heralded 1986 vintage.  A Mo-Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges was rather deep in color and showing little sign of age.  It was bright and cherryish with a mildly woodsy note from the oak.  The Comtes Lafon Volnay was quite good, a shade lighter in color and more delicate and elegant on the palate.



Bob's breads were delicious in concert with this ensemble!



Dessert was a birthday cake from Burlingame's "The Cakery," a fine artisan baker.
We paired a strawberry cake with a buttercream frosting with a 1979 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes.  The Suduiraut was mildly honeyed in fragrance and not as sweet or rich as, say 1967 or 1990.  It was a fine match for this dessert and, if you own a bottle or two of this, it will hold for another 3-8 years.  Maybe more.



Numerous birthday presents were un-wrapped, including a small box from Norbert & Gaby (our Rodgau, Germany pals) which featured Taco shells and sauces from Taco Bell, one of Alexia's favorite dining establishments (even though they don't have a wine list).



The refried beans (Vegetarian version) should help provide Alexia with additional "power" to ride the "razor" scooter she received from her husband Henry.  



It is unknown if Henry has also purchased an insurance policy for the usage of this hazardous device.



 

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