a good day to celebrate something – foodPosted: June 22, 2013
Favorite oldest daughter, never to be confused with favorite youngest daughter, stopped by.
It was a hot and lazy day, so we stopped over to Cooper’s Hawk restaurant. Sometimes it’s more fun to sample multiple appetizers than a main course, so we sat outside and decided to start with the red sangria. Cooper’s Hawk makes their own wine, purchasing grapes from California and other sumptuous locations and then plays vintner. I prefer to think of it as the fruit course. This is a wonderful drink on a hot day, and a pitcher for two was just right to ensure icy, fruity delight.
I watch carbs, but pretzel bread, and a cheese plate are a great combination. The cheese plate featured a local Swiss, and apricot goat cheese crusted in almonds, pepper-jack for a bit of hot pepper spice, a creamy Spanish goat cheese that been soaked in casks of wine, and Stilton ( Stilton always makes me think of P.G Wodehouse and the Stilton Cheesewright character in the Jeeves and Wooster series. )
We had given ourselves two hours to sip, and savor, and chat before our movie started. The cool wine on the tongue and throat, the savory cheeses, a bit of cracker or the fruit, the salty pretzel bread with butter fills one just right as the wine works up to one’s head.
Then we split filo-shrimp, and these little fellows were wonderful, shrimp wrapped in filo it looks like a porcupine but it was a lovely breading and the shrimp was juicy and bursting with flavor. There was a bit of Thai sauce to add a zesty sweet and spicy compliment.
Chatting with a lovely youngster ( I’m sure some thought she was my trophy wife ), a bite of shrimp, a nibble of cheese and bread, a sip of wine. I must say, life is good.
We sipped a bit more, and then hearts and heads and bellies full of delight we headed off to see Star Trek on the big screen.