Posts from March 2005

If you like champagne, check Jancis Robinson's Wine Column of Last Saturday's Financial Times

One of my favorite things to read on the week-end is Jancis Robinson's wine column in the Financial Times.
You can find it (no registration required) on her website under 'wine news'.
Her March 26th column was on Champagne and how "you're better off seeking out non-vintages from individual growers rather than carefully marketed bubbly from big names."

How long can one keep smoked salmon?

Having leftovers of smoked salmon post Easter sunday, I wondered how long you could safely keep it.

I asked Eric, a sous-chef. His answer was at least a good 2 weeks if it is properly refrigerated.

So after making farfalle with smoked salmon and fresh mozzarella for Lunch on Monday, today's Lunch will be baby spinach and smoked salmon salad.

New favorite wine....Castano 2003 (Spain) Monastrell Red Wine

I just found this wine a week ago.

The Castano 2003 from Spain is a Monastrell Red Yecla Wine.

It is a medium bodied wine.

I tend to buy new wines based on the distributer/importer.

This one is an Eric Solomon- European Cellars Selection.

I kinda trust some of these guys like you trust a record label to put out interesting  music.

At around $8.00 it is a bargain.

The restaurant were I work when I am not tending to Montclair Concierges, Napa Valley Grille (Paramus, New Jersey) carries only American Wines(except for Champagne obviously), almost all from California so when I buy wine at retail I tend to buy selections from other countries than the US