While on the Haagse Market, I ran across a busy at all selling poultry. Duck, chicken, mostly. And loads of people bought chicken liver and Gizzard. At less than a Euro per pound, it’s so cheap I just couldn’t resist. It had to be good or people would simply ignore it…
July marked the first 5 course dinner for ChrisTonite. I had only close friends over and a sold-out house with 8 guests. The French-style menu was complemented with an extraordinary wine from Jiménez-Landi, Spain, a 2008 Cantos del Diablo. A small vineyard that produces biological wine and only brings out bottles if the harvest and quality is good enough. Went very well with the entire dinner and the magnum bottle lasted the entire meal.
Dinner was great, thanks also largely to sous-chef Michel. Preparations went smooth and dinner was easy with 2 seasoned chefs in my kitchen!
The magnum bottle of Spanish red wine was a thank-you gift from my friend Albert-Jan for photographing his wedding. So I’m happy to say it was an awesome wine and we thoroughly enjoyed it!
Chicken Provençal, Navarin d’agneau and Fois Gras de canard. Hmmm, tonight a special treat for my good friends who’re coming to diner.