Steak & Shrimp Risotto

Hey guys.

I am at a loss for words, for some reason. It seldom happens to me, thankfully for the rest of the world, but even greatness takes a day off once and a while. So, let’s just get right to it, shall we?

The special this week is Steak & Shrimp Risotto with a White Wine Lemon Sauce. It’s been a long time since we’ve done risotto, because it’s a pain in the butt to make. Heather used to do it every once and a while, but even she didn’t do it often. So, you know, get it while you can.

Wednesday, we’ll be doing a cocktail tasting all through dinner service. We’ll do all gin cocktails, but give you a chance to experience how different gin can taste depending on what you do with it. I figure we’ll do one cocktail where we try to cover up the gin a bit, one that’s a lot more traditional to taste what gin historically has tasted like and one that’s a bit more experimental.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be a Syrah tasting. We’ll do 4 Syrah from 4 areas. And we’ll make sure to include the Rhone Valley in the list of wines. Rhone Valley Syrah is my jam. I may use a Syrah heavy blend if I feel like that’s the best way to taste from a specific region, but hopefully they’ll mostly be Syrah. Next week will be Burgundy, and with Pinot Noir being my favorite grape, I am gonna make it count. So just be on the lookout for next week’s tasting, because I’m gonna make it killer. Also, I have an idea for a deconstruction tasting in the next few weeks. Basically, we’ll taste a blend and then taste all the grapes that go into that blend, as well. It’s going to be a tough one to put together, because it’s always difficult to find single varietal wines in regions that focus on blends. I’m going to do my best, but it may take me a few weeks or more to get that put together. Assuming I can actually get it done, we’ll make it a special occasion. Anyway, remember, next week is a Burgundy Tasting!

We’ll see you soon, hopefully. Also, Elaine is back in town, so if you wanna hear her great stories of the cruise she just went on come on down.