Wish you where here.
A neighourly meal that did not go quite as planned, before the third lockdown here in France.
Unusual for me …😄, I had prepared on time and by request, a traditional British roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and gravy, roast potatos and fresh green veggies 🙂.
Once again one of my guests asked to contribute a dessert, this time a ‘Trifle’.
added a Christmas pudding and Ambrosia Custard while yet another arrived with some good Fonton wine.
I did know of the Spring tide and her fondness for gathering oysters, a nutricious food for which this region is rightly renowned.
These hardy Atlantic Oysters did not want to open !
I did have a chilled bottle of 2014 Les Mages, a dry white wine I’d bought from my friends the Geddes family at chateau Mayragues in the Gaillac region.
This was judged 🙂by my guests to be a distinctive wine, a perfect accompanyment for the oysters.
Fortunately the main meal was unspoliled by the delay and merriment.
actually helped the excellent 2016 Cuvée des Origines of Castel de Brames, a red wine of distinction with one of the longest ancestories of all French wines, to have more time to ‘breath’, to reach it’s peak of flavour.