The French and Italian staycation
We've already had our first freeze this year... it's cold!
Calzones! from an old family recipe! We paired Nebbiolo wines from both CA and Italy with delicious Calzones made by a friend. These calzones are different from those that seem to be a pizza folded in half. They definitely had more egg, very good stuff.
another meal at home featured Spanish wines with Prime Rib.
infrared sear burner sealed the deal on the Prime Rib.
OK, so we did sneak an Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon in with the beef feast, Turnbull is still our favorite.
Sunday, Fun-Day continued our almost jaunt across Europe.
Brunch at ARoma Italian Kitchen and Bar
I had managed to sleep in Sunday morning, 7:15 is sleeping in for me, Kat was already up and happy to show me that she'd just RSVP'd to a SXSW party that also incorporates some of the EAST (East Austin Studio Tour).
I was hoping for live music since it was a SXSW party, the DJ music was enjoyed.
and there was the obvious touring of studios and chatting about art techniques and materials.
Justine's Brasserie! The really cold weather goes well with French food. But first we took a few fun pics as Justine has these whimsical features behind the restaurant just for such occasions.
I'm not sure how the pagoda fits into our European theme but I'm not one to get hung up on details. Just accept the pagoda outlined with rope lights.
I made a new friend, she was golden. Did she speak with a European tongue? I'm not telling.
Escargot, some French wine and beer too. I called the kids and asked if they wanted us to come get them to go out for French Onion soup or Pizza, they opted to stay home. We stopped at Peche and got more French Food to go.
French 75 while we waited on he food. Peche has one of the best happy hours, all night on Sunday.
so that wraps up our weekend of European foods and drinks. It was all delicious. Thanks to all who participated.