Sunday, May 07, 2006

Look Everyone! I'm blogging!

This is the first post of my first blog! I'm very excited to have a chance to share my thoughts on food and other viable subjects. I'll frequently just post menus, details about ingredients or give a tried and true recipe. Other times I might go on about whatever is going on in my world, the world of food, especially the New York food scene, or even the whole real world. I can only hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I will enjoy writing it.

So here goes a quick one on last night's dinner. After shopping until dinner time we grabbed two Boneless New York Strip Steaks at the butcher's and some Endive to go with the Boston Lettuce we knew we had in the fridge. At home, I applied a quick rub onto the steaks while I crisped up the lettuce and chopped the endive and a ripe red pair. Put the steaks on the cast iron grill and marinated the pear in Pear infused White Balsamic Vinegar. When I flipped the steaks I assembled the salad with the lettuce, endive, pear, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and walnuts. Drizzled olive oil over the salad and let the steaks rest. Opened a bottle of Bogle Petite Sirah from Clarksburg, California and sat down to a quick and delicious meal. The wine is a repeat with the original bottle brought by a dinner guest last year. It's a great oaky flavored red with high berry notes, a perfect companion to red meat and strong cheeses.

Dessert was unnecessary since we ate so late and the steaks were very satisfying. Sipped the last of the wine while we watched The Game a movie with Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.