Today will be short and sweet, and that is entirely because I have sweet neighbors. Though they’re not particularly short. They’re quite normally sized actually, and they love food as much as I do!
I planned to post today about a Pecchenino wine pairing dinner I was fortunate enough to enjoy last night at Frasca Food and Wine. I sat by myself- which was not nearly as difficult as I’d expected- and took notes on every flavor, aroma… every nuance of texture. In a little grey notebook. But the notes will still be here as I write tomorrow.
Today I’m grateful for the ‘little things’ that are sometimes huge. Like mussels to go with my dinner of Ramen. And friends when I sometimes feel alone. Yes, I do still eat Ramen: the twenty-cents-a-package kind.
And I made them tonight for several reasons. One, I feel slightly guilty over the cost of last night’s splurge (though worth every cent). Two, they’re quick and I still want to get my article finished. And third, I actually don’t mind them. Not too much anyway.
But the couple next door texted me just as I stirred the powdered packet of poultry into my boiling noodle bliss. They have mussels. Extra mussels. He’s starting them now- two whole pounds of them.
White wine, shallots, garlic, parsley… and perfectly executed bivalves. And of course some crusty bread for soaking. No expensive ticket, Italian winemaker or celebrity chef/sommelier. But another priceless dinner. And even better company.