Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Photoshoot Friday

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Last Friday was a big day for me. Haircut, car shopping in the morning. Then, back home to prepare for dinner. Feeling celebratory, for a variety of reasons. Prepared several wines as well. Thursday, just before I went out to attend the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class unveiling, I opened a bottle of NV Champagne J. Lassalle Préférence Brut. A beautiful wine, just gorgeous fruit and stone aromas. Drank half, closed the rest for Friday night.

For dinner, had friends over. Y'all have heard of my friend ROKChoi now - I asked him to come over to take some photos for us. Will post them up - no rush. We had simple, Shanghai-style food. Steamed fish, sautéed blue crabs, tofu and crab roe. Delicious, rustic foods. Opened a second bottle of Champagne, NV Champagne Montaudon. Decanted this bottle, which made a dramatic difference. Both bottles were wonderful - crisp but complex, with a richness that made them perfect for a mild autumn night. Finished the meal off with freshly made red bean pastries and a few glasses of 2000 Ferreira LBV. Wonderful.

Time for photos. A few wardrobe adjustments, and off we went. It was fun. Comforting to know that your buddy can make you look far better than you really are. What can I say - the camera loves me. Love you too.

DF

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