Tuesday, May 26, 2009

it all started with a walk in the park...

Yesterday we decided to take advantage of a few rain-free hours and go for a walk in our neighborhood park.

Herbert Park

We walked to the end of the park and decided to keep walking. We came across a wine store and decided to have a look.

Of course we had to buy something :) It was in the “Manager’s Choice” section and very reasonably priced € 11.99.

Then we found a cute little grocery store that carries a wide variety of specialty items from around the world.

My husband was very happy to have found ricotta cheese. I’ve not been able to find it here, so the poor guy hasn’t had lasagna in a long time (it’s been added to next week’s menu). The produce looked great so we bought some asparagus. That led to him deciding that he should grill, so off we went to the butcher (sorry, no picture).

We decided to open the wine we had purchased earlier in the day. It was very good.

From the store’s website
“Domaine de Serame Syrah Reserve
In recent years this historic estate has been transformed into a Languedoc “First Growth” The quality of the wines is remarkable this beautifully balanced blackberried Syrah could easily pass for an expensive Northern Rhône….a steal at this price! Wine of the Week Irish Times Feb'08 Amongst a sea of Syrah emanating from the Languedoc, this stands out, particularly at this price. Delicious, cool, refined plum fruits that sail .right on through to the finish, given extra interest by hints of woodsmoke. There are plenty of tannins, so save it for a roast lamb, beef or pork.”

And then it was time to eat.

We have plenty of leftovers. All in all, a very enjoyable day!

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