Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Piece of Maine

Lots of great food and wine yesterday afternoon and into late evening.  The four crustaceans above were participants in the festivities, along with twelve of their cousins.

The lobsters arrived in Ohio on a flight from Maine in the early morning and were moving out the door of the market by 9:00 AM.  I had a great time talking to one of the lobstermen who came along on the flight.  Brendan Ready and his brother John are the owners of Ready Seafood and the major part of Catch a Piece of Maine.  Interesting business model.

We steamed the lobsters in the early afternoon, cooled them and then separated them into parts.  When it was time to eat all the claws and tails were cracked and went onto the grill for a few minutes to finish cooking and reheat a little.  There was a little bit of oak smoke added to the grill and the result was just a festival for the mouth.  Great food.

There was a lot of wine available and over the next couple of days we'll give each one its due.  The top wine for me was the 2006 William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros.  This was a wine that was impossible to fault.

Before most of us realized it was late in the evening and the party just kept rolling despite the arrival of a few mosquitoes.

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