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Feliz Navidad 2014

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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.

No gossip here. Feliz Navidad & Joyeux Noel & Frohe Wiehnachten

I have no head-splitting, gut binding gossip. Sorry.

Booxmas

Greetings from the management..

Food should not cost an arm and a leg..  

pollo asado

Poulet roti in the manner of Anthony Bourdain