Food & Wine!

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  1. Alpha

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    Tonight I made some fabulous food. Seared tuna crusted with szechuan peppercorns and star anise, with a lemon garlic miso aioli, seaweed rice balls and sugar snap peas, with ponzu dipping sauce. Had a fabulous chenin blanc from Montsuis Sur Loire that tasted like orange blossoms.

    Last night to celebrate taking the MCAT I went to my favorite local wine bar/restaurant and paid corkage on an '89 howell mountain cab and a declassified mersault.

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    If you spent that much on just taking the MCAT, I'd hate to think what will happen if you score a 35-40 on them :) Remember, spending as much on one bottle of wine as your entire med school is a BAD idea, even if the wine is good :)

    Where are you thinking of going?
     
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    well, how do you think you did?
     
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    sounds good :) If it wasn't for the tuna :( .. tuna is way too ordinary for such a dish. Also, I hate tuna ... did I mention this? ;)
     
  5. Alpha

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    I think most tuna is overrated, except for Toro, and really fatty white tuna. In fact, it's out of season here anyway. Oddly enough, North Carolina has a bluefin tuna season...but it's in the winter. But it was what I had around, so what the hell you know?

    As for the MCAT, I had a couple fumbles on the physical sciences section, though I massacred verbal reasoning and feel pretty confident about biological sciences.

    As for that '89 cab, it wasn't expensive at all. Cost maybe $30 back in the early 90's. It was on its last legs, though I found it wonderful nonetheless. It was more of a history lesson for me, hearkening back to a time before all the producers in California oaked the living hell out of their wines.
     
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    Nice way to celebrate, Max. I love to cook, but hate cooking in my current kitchen. We'll see if that changes once I move to a bigger place.
     
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    I hate electric stoves with a passion. I want to destroy all of the electric stoves in the universe. I don't care if fossil fuel prices are rising.
     
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    :thumbup:

    My new house is going to have a gas stove if it kills me.
     
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    So what's the most you'll willingly pay for corkage? I don't like seeing anything over $20.

    The restaurants I prefer to frequent usually will pass on corkage after you've been there a couple of times, bought off the list, then show up with a star or two in hand and share a snort with the wait staff. That's a wine-friendly restaurant.
     
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    Nothing over $20 here, either.

    I paid $15/btl here last night.
     
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    Holy crap! That's one of the very best wines this world has to offer. And 89 was a great vintage for many vintners. Good for you!!!
     
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    I've never eaten or drank anything to get that sort of response out of me. I'm jealous. I think it may be my lack of sniffing ability, but for me, the best food I ever had is an Egg McMuffin... seriously.

    What's your secret to appreciating food and wine? It all tastes the same to me! :)
     

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