After three-day fasting, I decided to have fish for my first meal, to get the least irritation on the stomach. Before dinner, I had a bit of fresh green and Japanese natto as the stomach-soothing. Then, I had a glass of Burgundy wine with brie cheese. Gravy-sauced rosy seabass went very well with the pinot […]
It’s been a while to have pour-over coffee. I made it. It smelled good but slightly muddy in taste. I always feel hard to get good quality coffee beans. A vegetable dish and lentil soup followed for breakfast.
Remembering the last year of having suffered so much and hoping the next year to be better, my friend and I appreciated two bottles of gracious wine on Christmas day. Hermitage (Syrah) Pernand-Vergelesses (Chardonnay)
Such a fancy coffee cup! As the set was too attractive, coffee flavour mattered not.
Today was my birthday. I hadn’t known it until dinner time. When the dinner started, my wife let me know it—no surprise for me to hear that, because I do not generally celebrate my birthday. I have deliberately tried not to remember and not to celebrate the day for the last 20 years, since I […]
I had poulet rôti with the chicken from the countryside. Started to share it with four people, then two more people joined. It was only one chicken but sufficient to enjoy fully for six people. I think I was most satisfied during the moment because there were three bottles of Burgundy wine. Chicken in French […]
I got a chance to taste a rum, Cuvée de l’Océan from Trois Rivières. The rum surprised me with its purity and frankness. It recalled me of the highest quality vodka, ultimately filtered. Very similar to vodka in many ways but its light touch and unique flavour told me that it was a rum. Albeit […]
I used to have enjoyed ‘Hermitage’ of French Côtes-du-Rhône wine for more than a couple of decades. But I haven’t had the wine during my stay in the countryside for more than six years. I happened to have the wine yesterday with my friends. It was pleasingly the same one as I always remembered. I […]
It was exciting to see what is what in trying different fried fish, and joyous to taste them. The wine, Pouilly-Fume of Alphonse Mellot was too good with the food.