Glad for the regular return of my giant salads—this one matched by typically stony yet spicy N. Rhône Syrah ($25 LCBO sale) and, if you look carefully, this is also matched by the cushion on my chair you see in the background: You’ve got the Red boiled grelot potatoes in bacon and Red onions on a bed of Red watercress, with Romano cheese, tuna and capers.
Like the checkered cushion and the wine label insignia, this meal is a patchwork of colour alternating red and white. Those are just the visuals though.
Like the wine I drank, the taste this meal presents is a back-and-forth of zesty/peppery/bold flavours on a strong mineral backbone.
I’m really not trying too hard to describe this pairing. You get dynamo pairings like this all the time. It’s called wine and food. I’m a fan.
But I won’t taste the pillow since I stop here.