Eastside Road, May 8, 2011—IT WASN'T THE ORIGINAL plan, but you learn to be flexible. Guests cancelled at the last minute, so Lindsey retrieved three hot dogs and three buns from the freezer. Afterward, though, the composed salad already committed to: leaves of fabulous butterhead lettuce from the Kiffs, underlying a remarkable combination of tiny asparagus, ramps, and chopped leek, with fava beans, all just barely blanched. A fine thing, this.
Malbec, La Finca (Argentina), 2010