Beef Stroganoff and a Salad

Since it is our wedding anniversary, I decided to fix my wife’s favorite meal: Beef Stroganoff.

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It just made sense to go with a bottle of The Anniversary from De Garde.

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Thai Mussels with Sai Ua Sausage, Asian Slaw and Sticky Rice

I was at New Seasons, and I saw that they had some Sai Ua Sausage – a collaboration between Olympic ProvisionsElias Cairo and Pok Pok‘s Andy Ricker. So, I decided to do the Thai Mussels – especially since I have not been able to find the Dồi Xá Chiên Tây Hồ Sausage.

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As like last time, I went with a bottle of Bellwether from Breakside – a gin barrel witbeir with kaffir lime leaves.

Smörgåsbord

It’s that time of year again… My sister came up from California for our annual bike ride. As usual, I put out “The Big Board”.  We had the usual suspects: CrucoloD’Affinois, St. Agur, bourbon chicken liver mousse from Chop, Saucisson Sec salami from Olympic Provisions, some smoked duck, plus some homemade pickled purple cauliflower and green beans and a baguette.

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As usual, we had a few beers… Wit’s Ransom – a Gin barrel aged wheat beer – from Claim 52, Temptation – chardonnay barrel aged blonde ale – from Russian River, Ampersand Volume 3 Chapter 1 – a golden sour botanical ale aged in Gin barrels – a collaboration from Crooked Stave and the recently shuttered The Hop & Vine, and for dessert, Noa Pecan Mud Cake – a chocolate pecan stout – from Omnipollo.