Though we whipped up a celebratory dinner on Sunday, this is the day Mrs TWC plopped into the world. She was quite a bit early and a bit unexpected. Wait, there's two of them, the doctor was reported to have exclaimed.
She's a late-split, identical twin. That means her twin sister is the mirror image of her. Twin sister Laura is older by two minutes, left handed, and her heart is on the wrong side (slightly), something I didn't even know until last year. The girls were premies and Mrs TWC did time in an incubator.
Sunday, we did a little filet mignon over mesquite.....
- 1 Lime
- 2 Ozs Sushi Ginger
- 2 Ozs White Wine Vinegar
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Oz Olive Oil
- Pinch of Sugar
Whirl in a blender until liquified, dump it into a freezer bag, toss in the shrimp, coat well, let sit for a couple of hours before grilling.
The 2007 Nipozzano Chianti was a very good Chianti. In retrospect, we probably should have paired the filet with a big, bold cabernet. None the less, the Chianti was quite nice and, despite the admonition about seafood and red wine, it didn't hamper the enjoyment.
Parker thought this vintage was a ninety pointer.
.....shows the open, opulent personality that makes this vintage so alluring. Ripe, silky tannins frame a core of red fruits, flowers and spices, all of which come together with unsual grace. Though medium in body, there is wonderful generosity to the fruit, not to mention fabulous overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.
The Nipozzano would have complimented some red sauce and pasta with spicy Italian meatballs nicely.