Stop snickering those of us who know us… yes, it is obvious.
Usually though, we have trouble getting out of the neighborhood for lunch. As my daughters are getting older and able to stay in the house for a couple of hours without burning the place down or practicing their knife skills on each other. (knock on wood) We decided to take a chance.
July 12th we stopped for lunch at David Burke’s Primehouse. This restaurant has been the site of many a family dinner. Dinner that have been blog worthy (see Maman) because of both the food and the hospitality.
That week we enjoyed a special that they ran at the restaurant. They called it the 777 Luncheons. 7 Wines from 7 regions for $7. I was there for Spain day and loved it!
We started out with a Llopart Rose Brut Reserva Cava. It was light and full at the same time, rich with fruit. Then we moved on to a Do Ferreiro Albarino Rias Baixas, a white from Galicia that was dry and tasty but a trifle light for me during a meal. But I can imagine drinking it at a summer party.
Then came our favorite. The Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos “Roble” Ribera del Duero, it was full bodied and smooth and so tasty that we were very sorry to see the end of it. To balance this out was a fuller tempranillo in the more typical and macho style, the Rotllan Torra “Reserva” Priorat. The Vinas del Cenit was wonderful and tasty… a complete delight.
Finally was the Jorge Ordonez Malaga wine. This wine I loved as much for the taste as the story behind how it is created. Apparently this section of Spain is so dry that the grapes are allowed to dry. Don Ordonez has 5 different levels. The wine that we drank was a level one! Unlike other wines of this type there is no botrytis to sweeten/dry the grapes because the Malaga region where it is produced is too dry to develop the mold. The wine was wonderful. It was sweet and delicious without being cloying.
Over all the wine flight to Spain was amazing and better yet? All the proceeds went to charity, Common Threads. Their mission is is to educate children on the importance of nutrition, physical well-being and to to teach them to appreciate the world’s culture by experiencing their food.
The rumour is that David Burke will host another week of 777 lunches sometime in December. I can’t wait to see what they have planned then!