Our long weekend was packed with so much delicious it would take me a week to write it up properly, so again, I give you our weekend in photos:
We started off with a bang: a round of cocktails then a fantastic meal at Diner. I had the perfectly cooked grass-fed sirloin while Mike had goat two ways (roasted leg and seared loin), both forms prepared beautifully and both of them a revelation. The texture and flavor of the leg reminded me quite a bit of the veal chops we had last week, while the loin was delicate and super tender. As an added bonus, we got a tour of the (fairly) new butcher station courtesy of the man himself, Grocery Guy Tom Mylan.
Mike’s juggling a few freelance projects, so we planned to spend a lazy Saturday at home. We woke early and while he got right to work on editing, I got to work on breakfast: pork hash made with Flying Pigs’ apple and sage farmhouse sausage, fried eggs, and rye toast.
Later in the day, I made a little something to nosh on while watching the NCAA basketball tournament (him) or DVR’ed cooking shows (me): Prosciutto, Genoa salami, Sopressata, fresh mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, romaine, and a sherry and herb vinaigrette on ciabatta.
Since we missed our traditional fizzy on Friday, we had a little pre-dinner Prosecco on Saturday, along with some raw almonds sprinkled with sea salt.
Saturday dinner was a really simple affair: the last of my ragu Bolognese pulled from the freezer, cooked up with a little extra milk and tomato, and tossed with Rustichella linguine, plus a big bowl of Caesar salad. The dressing is a variation of the formula my former mother-in-law taught me, and when the ingredients are whizzed up in the mini chopper it takes almost zero time and effort to prepare.
Finally, Sunday. When we parted ways with Tom on Friday, he was kind enough to extend an invitation to join him, his lovely fiancé Annaliese and a roomful of their friends for their Feaster celebration. I have no photos because frankly, I was too busy enjoying myself, but trust me when I say the booze was flowing, the company was fantastic, and the food was bountiful and really, really delicious. We had to cut our stay a bit short because Mike had more work to do, but we headed home with full bellies and big smiles – it was a great end to our weekend.