Feeling spontaneous, I decided to cook dinner last night. I think it went well. Here's the menu:
Boneless Jamón Iberico
Spicy Tuna Tartare
with Toast Points
28 Day Prime Dry Aged Ribeye
Corn, Pancetta and Thyme
Lefarto de Savoie Reblochon, Semi-raw Cow's Milk
Triple Cream cheese from Pierre Robert
Lisbon Lemon Sorbet
2006 Gatti Piero Brachetto
Ispahan of Rose, Raspberries and Lychees
1979 Chateau de Ravignan Bas-Armagnac
I think I executed everything very well. In retrospect, I think I should have served a Le Trame Chianti with the tuna course instead of continuing with the Krug. The Ornellaia was killer and still a bit tight after five hours of decanting. Despite being 10 years old, the wine was youthful and energetic. Garnet core with black hues. Black spice, cassis, red, black and blue fruit on the very primary nose. Just a touch of leather and licorice with overwhelming bright yet restrained fruit on the palate. The 1998 Ornellaia was the Wine Spectator wine of the year and deservedly so.
My guest brought a nice gift: a 2002 Sylvain Cathiard Nuit-Saint-Gorges 1er Cru Aux Murgers.