I dashed out to buy our Beaujolais Nouveau yesterday but got too tipsy on martini's during the cocktail hour to drink wine so tonight's Nouveau night at our house. I'm planning a thick Porterhouse steak (W4D eats the strip and I, the filet), baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, a crisp romaine salad with a raspberry pecan dressing, crusty Cuban bread with sweet cream butter and fresh garlic. And, lots of chilled 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau. Yum! Who cares if it's a few thousand calories? It is time to celebrate the harvest of not only food, but wine.
Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the first pressing of gamay grapes in France's Beaujolais region. It is not aged and best served nicely chilled. It is fruity and fresh, the Carson Kressley of wines. You just gotta love it! And the best part is, you must drink it before Christmas so it makes the perfect Thanksgiving wine.... if it lasts that long.
I promise to get some beach pix up soon!
Enjoy your weekend.