Tuesday, May 25, 2010
In the spirit of meeting new blogger friends and sharing things that we create in Portland, I decided to invite two of my fellow blogger buddies... Tamara Belgard from Sip With Me! and Joshua Chang from PDXploration.
Well, I guess my invitiation of a "Secret Pinot Noir Tasting" in downtown pdx wasn't enough to get Tamara off her established wine trail, so she was a no show.
Josh showed up at my place and was treated to some fresh cooked bacon, and while I was slicing the Lamb Proscuitto for the wine tasting, of course he got to taste that, as well as a lonzino, some pickles, and of course some good Nocino and Fennelcello to wash them down. ( see his blog post about it here, with amazing pics --->Todd's Meat in Josh's Mouth
After some chitchat and tasting, we jumped in the teal bomber and took off for the days wine tasting.
Here's a link to Josh's blog entry and pics from the tasting --- > Garage Pinot ... suffice it to say they are as awesome as the rest of his pics, and he's now the official photographer of the PCP, like it or not :)
All in all, a Great day was had, and I recieved LOTS of kudos on my LP.. that made me feel great, as after I first tasted it, thought it was too "Lamby"... now I know it's just right and I need to get a slicer to make it super thin.
I've attached a few iPhone pics so you can see the difference between an amateur (me) and a pro ( josh )
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I've had this post sitting in draft form for 2 weeks, but had to leave town for some pressing family business.
so here you are.... my first lamb proscuitto is finished. It looks great, smells fantastic, and as soon as I hear from Paul H, I'll let you know how it tasted.
Stay tuned later in the week for my own Lamb Proscuitto Tasting. I'm going to invite my new friend Morgan from Tails and Trotters over for a sampling to see what a real Charcutier thinks of my meat.