This night cloistered inside my home was inspired by and for the love of beauty and refinement in the art of food and wine. To have Amoureuses, which means “Lovers” in French and Chateaubriand, named after François-René de Chateaubriand, who was considered to be the founder of Romanticism in French literature, made this special meal at home simply fantastic and worthy of a repeat.
My career started in a gourmet food and wine establishment, which developed and enhanced my appreciation for excellence in haute cuisine and refined wine. This educational process engendered a certain appreciation for refined taste that I’ve grown to love and somehow managed to maintain. This could be viewed cynically as “decadent” or “down right aristocratic gluttony”, but this labor of love educated a spirit of discernment, and I must at every possible moment seek meaningful pleasure – – even if it’s not the weekend.
So with a little help from a delicious homemade brown sugar and balsamic vinegar glaze and ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and pesto, this Tuesday evening in was truly inspired by love. The silky, elegant yet firm 2004 Amoureuses and a heavenly cut of Chateaubriand reminded me of the necessary labor one must endure to truly appreciate “The Good Life.”
So, if it’s love you seek, consider the food you eat!!!!
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