Ojai, April 9, 2014—
CRASHING WITH A FRIEND tonight. He had a small jar of smoked salmon on hand, the gift of a friend who works up in Alaska now and then.
So he cooked half a pound of penne al dente, then added the flaked salmon and maybe a quarter cup of crême frâiche. I shook in a few drops of vodka and ground a good big of black pepper into it. Toss and serve: can't go wrong. Green salad afterward, and for dessert half a cherimoya, with a nice almond tea cake from Crixi…
White Côtes du Rhône, "Heritages," Ogier, 2010 (a little oxidized but serviceable)