My daughter Lisa and son-in-law Andy started a tradition a few years ago of hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch followed by dinner at their home in Florham Park, NJ. It has become a great tradition that Carol and I look forward to every year. We deviated last year from the tradition (can’t remember why) but we got back on track this year. Lisa and Andy are wonderful hosts and they do a great job in making the day a special one for family and a few special friends who attend.
|Uovo in Purgatorio|
|Zucchini & Tomato Pie|
For those who did not want to stay with the Bellavista there was a wonderful 2010 Testalonga Bianco Vermentino Dolceacqua. Made by Antonio Perrino in Liguria from the Vermintino grape, it is a wine lover’s wine, i.e. is not a wine for everyone.. The wine sees extended skin contact, which imparts an almost funky, muted straw hue to the wine. On the palate it is peppery and complex and seems to evolve forever in the glass as you drink it. I find it to be a wine that is hard to stop drinking. $27 at Chambers Street Wines, NYC. From this same producer is Rossese Di Dolceacqua, a red wine made with the Rossese grape. Like the white it is peppery on the palate and reminds one of a Poulsard from the Jura. $30 and also at Chambers Street Wines.
The third white was the ever-present 2010 Ceretto Arneis Blanghe, Carol’s favorite wine. The 2010 vintage drinks beautifully. A little spritz on the first sip, the wine is pure, clean and delightful on the palate. A much better option in my opinion that Pinot Grigo. $20 and widely available.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms who may read this post. We love you.