July 14, 2009

Independence Days

The first week of July proved to be quite a busy one. We had last-minute, but very welcome, house guests over July 4th weekend. I was really happy to get to cook for everyone!

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And I think they were pretty happy to eat.

The cast and crew of King Lear were invited by a couple of STC donors to attend an Independence Day party at the Capitol Yacht Club and on their yacht! There was lots of grilling, great company, and amazing weather!


We had an excellent view of the fireworks from the boat! (Much better than the reflection we caught off the side of a building last year.)

Later in the evening, our very gracious hosts shared some spectacular wine…complete with tasting notes and even some history.

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The Barolo was pretty unbelievable.
Every sip was a unique and wonderful experience.

We also got to try a fabulous whisky (not sold in the US) from “Scotland’s smallest distillery,”Edradour. It had just the right amount of peaty-ness and a smooth, just-sweet-enough-but-not-too-sweet finish. The website describes it as follows:

“Edradour is a unique, single Highland malt whisky… produced in Scotland's smallest distillery - and is hand made today as it was over 150 years ago by just three men who are devoted to the time-honoured methods of whisky making. Indeed equipment used at the distillery has remained unchanged since the day the distillery opened and is only just capable of producing commercial quantities. Only 12 casks of whisky are produced a week, making Edradour single malt a rare pleasure for a fortunate few.”

We certainly felt fortunate to be among those few. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brian and Elizabeth,

Wow. These are wonderful. Really brought back some great memories of this wonderful week we spent with you over the 4th.

Thanks for everything. And I mean EVERYTHING!

Dr. Don and Garrett Joseph

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