Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Twenty eight years ago this morning we played this song instead of Here Comes The Bride.
By the time drummer Danny Seraphine came in with the big downbeat, Mrs TWC found herself at the altar. Her two grandfathers, one at each elbow, propelled her down the aisle, feet dangling three inches above the carpet. After which all three, stood stoically for the next seven minutes while the song finished.
We'd planned to celebrate at a favorite haunt of ours in La Quinta (pronounced Lah Keentah) but decided to stay in. Our afternoon & evening was filled with music, conversation, and wine. Dinner was as good as it gets anywhere. Possible exception: Flemings.
La Quinta Resort Gardens
Certainly it's nice to be pampered and the anti-pasta lunch spread may have been a little prettier at a high dollar eatery, but that stack of Samoleans in the front closet is still there.
New York Strip SteakTHE WINE
Though the name conjures images of Medieval Times and the Renaissance Faire for moi, Maximus Red Feasting Wine is a tribute to Roman Emperor Magnus Maximus, who was known for his legendary love of good wine and gourmet food.
I loved the wine and at $35.00 it is well priced for a Napa Valley Meritage. It holds its own against considerably more expensive wines, which earns it a solid 25% rating on TWC's Standarized Price/Value Ratio. What that means is that the wine is as good as wines selling for 25% more.
The wine is an elegant wine, very opulent and dark in the glass. There are subtle aromas of blackberry, violets, leather, and bing cherry, all of which carry through to the palate. The wine has a long, dry, earthy finish.
We paired the wine with the aforementioned grilled New York Strip steak. It was awesome.