This rarely happens around here, even looking over a much longer stretch of time, but last night I served an almost exact duplicate of a meal of John Dory fillet I had put together little more than a month ago. They differed only in my replacing the cut chives in the January version with sliced baby leeks from Rogowski Farm. Also, the source of two of the ingredients was different (the fennel and the thyme were from Eataly this time). The biggest difference visually is the shiny skin, since, the last time I had served the fillets with that side down.
- The wine was an Italian white, le Salse Verdicchio di Matelica 2013
- the music was Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5, sounding a little like pastoral Tchaikovsky, to my ears
- the post-dinner presentation was Werner Schroeter’s epic ‘Palermo oder Wolfsburg‘