Friday, 12 March 2010

Happy Birthday Libby!

It was Libby’s birthday yesterday and we celebrated by eating at home with great food and some lovely wines we have kept cellared for quite sometime.

For the first course I cooked hand-dived scallops, pan fried with a cherry tomato and coriander/basil herb salsa, superbly matched with a lovely 2004 Les Hauts de Smith white from Pessac-Leognan. For the main course I made wild rabbit, rosemary and thyme Parma ham parcels, oven roasted with white wine and whole garlic paired with a beautiful Auxey-Duresses 2005.

The Chai seemed strangely ‘almost finished’ today as the windows went in and the ceilings were finished but realistically there is still a way to go! However the upstairs now look really amazing with the great oak beams highlighted against the ceiling and cream local limestone stone work.


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