The first celebration took place at the Oriental Gardens restaurant in New York Cities China Town
Soft Shell Crabs and they were fantastic!
We started with the Champagne Krug 1990 from the Krug Collection.
Then a fried sole with scallions.
Chablis Grand Cru just great
Puligny- Montrachet needs more time
1979 Chinon excellent
There was more food and wine but I got caught up in the eating and drinking.
Next on to La Pizza Fresca
We started with Krug NV
Then Chianti Classico 1971 Riserva Ducale from Ruffino
Chateaueuf-du-Papes 1990 right on the money
Amarone 1967 Bertani
Pizza with Prosciutto
A young man waiting for his pizza
Next was Gastronomia Siciliana Norma
Buratta with arugula
Spaghetti with sea urchin (ricci di Mare) was fantastic
Chianti Classico 1996
Pizza with porchetta
Barolo 1989 – barolo at its best 1989 was a great vintage!
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It seemed like one of those beer commercials that you see on television. A freezing cold winter’s night, a man walking alone (in this case me), he approaches a door of an apartment and he hears music, laughter and the sounds of people having a good time. He opens the door and is handed a glass of beer? NO, he is handed a glass of Krug Grand Cuveè Champagne!
As I stood in the well-appointed apartment in Greenwich Village owned by the makers of Krug sipping my Champagne, I said to myself, for Krug I would come out on the coldest of nights. Krug was introducing its 2003 vintage and they were doing it with a lot of style and a lot of Krug.
The Grand Cuvee is made from a blend of 120 wines from 10 different years, the youngest dating from 2003 and the oldest from 1988. After a few glasses of the Grand Cuvee, it was time for the 2003. This was a difficult vintage in many respects, and it was pointed out that the harvest began on August 23, the earliest since 1822. Difficult vintage or not, they made great champagne I and was more than happy to have a glass or two before my walk home.
Krug just may be my favorite Champagne