Olio: Dec 22 — Gigot a la Sept Heures! Dec 27

No one’s written up the ER meet up at Olio a week ago. Here goes..

The Wine Lady had a tasting of Central California zinfs and a wonderfully jammy bottle from Amador County.  I’d like to get some more of that, for sure.

wine lady

Answering questions about tasty wine.

Some folks bought food to share. Jason (our host) got a Pizza margherita and I ordered a nice platter of French cheeses.

fromage platter

quel fromage!

I had to leave before it ended.  Oona was coming in from KC and we’ve had a lot of work to do, getting the townhouse ready to put on the market. No rest for the wicket.

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On the 27th, I cooked a Belmont Butchery piece of boneless leg of lamb. It turned out wonderful.

Gigot a la Sept Heures!

boneless lamb

Belmont Butchery's boneless lamb

I roasted this for 6 hours on a bed of garlic, rosemary, bay leaves, savory, & thyme at 300 F.

roasting bed

Rosemary, thyme & garlic.. pre-roasting

The roasted garlic cloves were like candy. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the finished dish until we had devoured part of it. We served this with an Albariño and a bottle of Fin du Monde.

the remains.

We served the lamb with roast brussel sprouts, asparagus, a green salad, and white beans. It was wonderful.

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6 responses to “Olio: Dec 22 — Gigot a la Sept Heures! Dec 27

  1. But you did not aerie itto ME!,

    What in tarnation is an ER meet up?

  2. Aerie itto huh?

    My new iPad types what it wants…never mind what my fingers want…

  3. Belmont Butchery gets high marks for the lamb – tender and sweet, but not so young as to be insipid. The sept heures recipe yields a falling-apart, beautifully caramelized roast that is perfect with the companion recipe for lightly seasoned white beans. Brussels sprouts were the crowning glory: olive oil, sea salt, and a good roasting while the lamb rested. A fine repast for one’s best beloved. We just happened to have young Chiggers and the lovely Patagonia at table with us… and a joyful time it was, too.

  4. Dan: ER stands for EatingRichmond.com. It was a little gathering of food bloggers, and I’m glad Ted broke the silence.

  5. Jam Jar indeed!

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