Sunday Lunch in FebruaryBy Angela Marshall, 9th Feb 2014
Today is my first personal blog about my favourite things food and wine.
My husband and I are very British in that we love Sunday Lunch. He loves cooking and I love matching the wine to the food. So here is an insight into what we ate today, which is one of my favourite Sunday lunches.
We started off by having a half bottle of Blanc de Blanc Ruinart. I had it for about 12 months which to me helped as it was lovely and smooth, less acidic.
1st course – tropical shrimp salad (a fresh any time of year starter) from Asian Tapas cook book sent to us from friends in Singapore. It includes mango, papaya and pineapple. I decided not to have wine with this as it included chilli. We had just water.
2nd course – roast chicken, roast potatoes, broccoli, swede & carrot, small homemade sausages and gravy with wine – Puligny Montrachet La Garenne – Dom Leflaive Les Combebles 2003. This was absolutely wonderful. Dom Leflaive is very different to his brother Oliver Leflaive whose wine I also like. It was ideal and drinking well for 2003.
Dessert – Waitrose citron tarts with crème fraises and the wine – NED Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2009. A very good choice and complimented the tarts well.
The wines and food were great and to me a wonderful way to spend Sunday, chilling out.
Only disappointment – I was very upset with the way Wales played yesterday against Ireland (Rugby), Stuart couldn’t even look at the Scotland game against England and today my husband is shouting at the TV, so I guess Man United are not playing so well. Time will tell!