I must say though… the best part of the 40 dollar wine, was not drinking it… it was eating it.
I’m a big fan of Julia Child, and when she tells me something I usually listen pretty closely, being no slouch in the kitchen. I had seen a show where she had a conversation about wine (surprise!!!) and what she said was this. When cooking with wine, it only makes sense that the better the wine, the better the dish. It stuck in my head.
The other part of the story is this. This Solstice, my mother bought me a mushroom growing kit. They have started to come up (first cycle) and I have gotten 4 large Portabellas out of it so far.
The largest of the bunch, I cut up last night, along with onion, lots of garlic, a little under one quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of 40 dollar wine. This I simmered for 20 minutes or so, and used as a dressing for a large steak my fiance had picked up.
So, needless to say, I was more than just drinking… I was relishing life.
Here is the result.
let me tell you… if you’ve never done it… go out and buy some “Stag’s leap”, cook it up with a steak. You will not be disapointed.