On the day before the day before the first day of the year, we ate, . . . leftovers. But there are leftovers and there are leftovers. This was an assemblage of the latter, by which I mean it was a meal in which each element tasted as good as or better than it had its first time around, and now each had a chance to show itself off in new company.
The fresh baby spinach from Rogowski Farm, whihch I barely wilted, was the only part of the meal which hadn’t been prepared in the days prior.
- the hare, and the noodles, were from the smoked bluefish on toast, and pappardelle with hare dinner
- the sweet and sour red cabbage with fennel were from the ham steak dinner
- the polenta were from the braised lamb shank, polenta, and Brussels sprouts dinner
- To accompany it all, even before I had finished imagining everything that would be included, we chose a wine which we thought might be worthy of this rich meal, a sturdy Italian (Sardinian) red, Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 1010 Sella Mosca