Friday, March 22, 2013

Steak and Red Wine

Did you ever see the customers in health - food stores?  They are pale, skinny people who look half - dead.  In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people.  They're dying, of course, but they look terrific.... Bill Cosby
Yesterday was a 'looking terrific' day.  I have made a distinct effort to cut back on red meat and have been moderately successful, but when inch and a half thick rib steaks are on sale it's still hard to say 'no.'  A hot charcoal grill, a thick, fat strewn steak, lots of smoke, neighbors coming outside to sniff the air - it was a good evening.  And with steak there is almost always red wine.  The one in the glass is a 2006 Phoenix Ranch Napa Valley Syrah.  It was as good as it was the last time with a steak.

2006 Phoenix Ranch, Napa Valley Syrah.  13.9% alcohol and $30.

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