Recently, I had one of those experiences where you figure, Uhm, no way did that just happen on its own. Cause that was just too great. Those are the times where I figure somebody up there must have been helping me out a little. But because it is sometimes difficult to find the web address of one's guardian angel, I'll go ahead and post here on my earth bound blog about how you could have a similar experience, if you so desired.
Here's what occured: I had a glass of Equipo Navazos "La Bota N. 22" Manzanilla sherry. I had a heaping spoonful of wasabi infused flying fish roe from the famed Russ & Daughters. And I had beautiful afternoon weather outside on a friend's patio with charming company. Cue the music, and the takeaway: this is how it is supposed to happen. There was no mistake. This was a beautiful, pure, delicious pairing. Heaven, even.
The La Bota 22 is remarkably elegant and detailed for such a robust wine. I recommend everyone to get a bottle. Seriously. These sherries from Equipo Navazos are some of the greatest wines in the world, by whatever measure you might want to judge "great", and they are usually under $100 a bottle retail, which is a measure about none of the other wines labelled as great could apply. I feel like each time there is a release in the series that there is a new reference point given for what sherry can be and is.
The wasabi roe is a part of the reason that when people ask me about all of my favorite places to eat in New York City I reply: Russ & Daughters.
Thanks to whomever was looking out for me that that could all come together. I owe you.
|It was a blessed day.|