Monday, July 28, 2008

Dinner

Hayman & Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Selection 2006 750ML

Tasting notes
"Big and Rich, this is a truly expressive Napa Cabernet. Rich chocolate with blueberry and raspberry notes, subtle hints of tobacco and leather and the classic dust & berry you find on the nose of most Napa Cabernets" from The Wine Buyer.

I forgot my camera. We went to Biaggi's a very fine Italian restaurant to celebrate, my being over a half century old. The operative word in that sentence is OVER. Last comment on age, definitely not 26.

I chose this wine and it was delicious. Delicious with every sip. It smelled wonderful, it was pretty to look at very purple/red and from the sniff, deep inhale, to the roll around the tongue it was a near divine experience. Satisfying, positively.
To accompany the beverage perfection, we decided to have salad and bread. They served warm herbed flat breads. We ordered Bruschetta Classico, drizzled in olive oil freshly chopped tomatoes, shredded fresh basil, with a hint of anise, and topped with a small ball of soft mozzarella cheese. Are you drooling yet? They served it on a long narrow rectangular shaped white plate, very pretty presentation.

The salad was a Beet Salad. On a bed of fresh arugula, they sprinkled dried Bing cherries, beets marinated in honey and balsamic vinegar, and soft goat cheese almost like a cream cheese so mild, shaped into little balls and rolled in diced walnuts. An herbed vinaigrette graced the salad and it was another exquisite sensation to the palate. I was honestly to full to even consider Tiramasu. My original plan included desert.

Everyone has called to ask my what I had for dinner, I had a bottle of wine to remember, and a DATE with Daddy BB. No kids.

After dinner we took a little ride out in the country. I did not pee on the side of the road. I needed too but did not. Jimmy was reminiscing about a time when I did do that. Lucy has her memory too. When my bladder gets really full it's an emergency.
We talked about parking the car but I told Daddy BB we were too old/stiff for car gyrations. It was the wine. So our fancy dinner disintegrated into that type of conversation afterwards. What can I say?

It was a lovely date, if you can find that wine, and love red wine, get a case.

13 comments:

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Forget the food and wine ... kiss the guy next time he asks! Gee whiz girl! You're not gettin' old, but I fear you're gettin' BORING! ; )

Chris H said...

How lovely, glad you didnt' have to pee on side of road! because I have to take pills to make me pee... I often get caught out and have to pee on side of road, so I am always looking out for big trees/bushes JUST IN CASE! LOL

Heidi said...

Your never to old for 'parking' - trying is half the fun!!! LOL

noble pig said...

Oh my dear I AM SO PROUD right now! Lovely wine description i could taste it right off the screen! Yahoo!

linda said...

Y'all sure are some amorous old coots!!! LOL!! I'm glad you had a great day. I sure could use some of that wine RIGHT NOW!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

glad you had a wonderful time!
You should have taken up the parking LOL....
HUgs Laura

Brenda said...

I'm glad you had a great time and you behaved yourself in the car ; )

Chris H said...

Re Your comment about my blood sugar levels.... My dad was a Type 2 diabetic, my husband is a Type 2 diabetic....
-a blood reading of between 3.9 and 5.5 ( 70 to 99 mg/dL) is considered NORMAL.
- a reading of between 5.6 and 6.9 ( 100 to 125 mg/dL) is considered PRE-DIABETES.
- a reading of 7.0 or higher (from 126 mg/dL) is considered DIABETES.

My reading was 16.4... (418 mg/dL).. which is considered EXTREME.

Both my doctor and Haematologist were very very worried, and still are.
My husband has Type 2 as I said, his normal readings when he pricks his finger and uses a testing stip that goes into a little tester kit is around 6.5- 8.5, which is ok.
My dad was also a type 2 diabetic, but he was naughty and ate and drank too much and his readings would go as high as 21 which should have put him in a coma but didn't!!! He used to have lots of readings in the mid teens...
So, anyway, down here we do have a decimal DOT... just wanted to clear that up.
I am having more tests soon to make sure my levels are OK ...

imbeingheldhostage said...

Any date that ends without a pee by the roadside is a successful evening, isn't it! I'm glad you had such a nice time for your bday.
And that's all the time Miss pooper is going to give me to comment, sorry. Happy bday again!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday dinner, great company, great wine and great food. Who cares about age, huh? It's all about how you feel and you sound terrific to me!

Coffee Bean said...

oh oh oh my my my!!! I am now hungry and wanting some wine.

Mabunny said...

Sounds good! I was drooling for sure!
Glad you had a great birthday celebration

Flea said...

Girl, you are NOT too old to park with your man. Happy birthday!