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Old 07-16-2017, 10:49 AM   #4371
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I did not have to cook last night!

Dinner provided in our box at the Hollywood Bowl. Food has always been fantastic and last night was no different. We dined family style off a Seafood Platter for 2 and a Moroccan Platter for 2. The Moroccan Platter came with a nice app plate with lots of hummus, beets, tzatziki, pickled carrots, shaved summer squash and pita chips dusted with coriander and sesame seeds. Main course for the Moroccan plater was a chicken tagine that fell off the bone, served over a bed of saffron couscous with apricots, cilantro and mint. Dessert was an olive oil cake with chocolate and candied citrus zest. The Seafood platter had Maryland crab cakes with old bay aioli, lobster rolls with meyer lemon and soft herbs, spiced steamed shrimp with cocktail sauce, succotash salad, coleslaw, potato salad, strawberry shortcake for dessert!

Wines that we picked up and brought in (yes they allow food and beverage into the Hollywood Bowl as well!) were a Vale do Homem Rose' from the Vinho Verde DOC. Lots of zing, nice mouthfeel, with flavors of strawberry and watermelon. A blend of Espadeiro 50%, Padeiro 50% grapes. This was the star of the evening. Stellar from the get go. We also got a La Crema Rose' of Pinot Noir (worst wine of the night). No acid at all. Flat and flabby on the tongue. Boring. Very disappointing bottle especially for ~$24. The "third bottle" was a Hess "select" North Coast Sauv Blanc which was light and lively with very nice mineral and acid. Plenty of citrus and grassy notes. Not quite as good as the Vinho Verde Rose' but a close second.

Had a fantastic evening music wise with Tony Bennett starting out with the LA Phil being conducted by the legendary Gustavo Dudamel from Venezuela. At intermission we walked right past Lady Gaga all decked out in an evening gown on our way to the bathrooms. We wondered if she might join him onstage and sure enough she did towards the end for 3 songs. Tony B. is quite amazing. Almost 91 years young now and although his voice is not quite as good as it was 30 years ago he can still belt out a tune. His jazz band was fantastic to boot with lots of face time for them as well. Our kids live about 15 mins away from the Bowl and have season tickets so we try and make it to a couple of shows each Summer. The weather was perfect with a cool breeze all night long.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:22 PM   #4372
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Boneless Ribeye and my 2014 Don Amado Cabernet Merlot, my first steak on charcoal grill and it's looking Good..!!

Plus potatoes going to the oven....on the grill next time?

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Old 07-16-2017, 06:38 PM   #4373
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At the cottage, made a meal called guiso, which is a rice and meat meal made in a big pot (grappen).
We make this often at home, it's a Paraguayan Dish (my wife is from there).
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I swear I had a "it's done" image of this, but I don't. 6 lbs roasting chicken done on the Weber Bullet using apple wood and the Minion method to cook for ~ 2.5 hours. Used some Fajita rub and olive oil to make it stick, otherwise it was allowed to cook as is. Oldest daughter made a wrap in a spinach burrito, with some hot peppers and cheese, she said it was excellent.

Edit: Wifey had some of the chicken today (Munday) with a salad and said the flavor was really good! No images (but it did happen), had pulled pork today, cooked in the crock pot. Was smoked for a few hours after I removed the chicken. Very good, served with mini tater tots and grilled green tomatoes (marinated in olive oil and Emeril's essence spice).
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Hey, I am on Vay-cay.........

"Prime" Rib Caps!
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@ibglowin , one of your visits you'll have to carve out a couple of hours for us to get together, we're about 30 mins from you.
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Hey, I am on Vay-cay.........

"Prime" Rib Caps!

I think that's $17.99/lb here...
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Mike,

Sounds like a plan!

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@ibglowin , one of your visits you'll have to carve out a couple of hours for us to get together, we're about 30 mins from you.
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I don't think the Costco in ABQ has these but I am sure gonna look on the way home!


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Hey, I am on Vay-cay.........

"Prime" Rib Caps!
Oh, those are so yummy. Still have two in the freezer.
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