Monday, December 05, 2005
A Moveable Feast
Tonight, I had the best dinner ever. It was the kind of enjoyment of a meal you have when you’re starved (although I had a wonderful big brunch of eggs benedict with a side of French toast and several cups of strong Seattle coffee). My only excuse is that I’ve been eating hospital cafeteria food for days on end.
I walked down to Pike’s Market and stopped at my favorite bar in Seattle – Kells on Post Alley. They pour a perfect pint of Guiness. Then I tracked down a wine store which I remembered from my last trip here with Ah-sweep-ay, Pike and Western Company Wine Merchants. It was just as I remembered it. The staff there are friendly and helpful. I explained that I wanted to learn more about Oregon and Washington wines and they were more than helpful. I bought two bottles and a Riedel red wine glass (the apartment has plastic cups and coffee mugs). Then I headed off to find cheese and bread.
That being said, I dined on Chabrin cheese, ciabatta, steamed edamame with sea salt, and a bottle of Syncline Subduction Red 2004 ( 60% Syrah, 38% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier). Purely sublime.