Last dinner in Napa
Mike Emanuel came to the house to cook us our last meal. He brought wines from Steve Matthiassson. What is nice is that the last day was kind of rainy and we were able to just come home after lunch, do a round of massages and have a mellow dinner…and of course a killer came of pool afterward.
For dinner we began with a Santa Barbara spot prawns ( these were just incredible ) and squid salad with late tomatoes, Ribolla Gialla gelee and anise hyssop. Basically a delicious seafood salad served with a 2010 Napa White Blend
The main course was duck. I love duck. This was incredible. So incredible that we polished off the rest the next morning after breakfast. Grilled black pepper breast and a red wine braised leg with wooden oven roasted wine grapes. The grapes were roasted in the wood oven with a little salt and olive oil. Wow. Served alongside was a vegetable tian and duck fat potatoes. Served with a 2009 Refosco.
As much as I thought it would have been fun to get into the kitchen and cook myself I opted against it. It was a serious treat having someone come and cook for us especially someone like Mike.