The last couple days have been pretty stress-free - I had the tasting menu for lunch at La Cachette, the restaurant at Strewn Winery, and even managed to squeeze in a few tastings at Stonechurch and Palatine Hills.
Clockwise from top left: Baby Spinach with Bacon, Benedictin Bleu & Croutons; Saute of Shrimp with Pernod Cream & Pink Peppercorns; Brome Lake Duck Confit with Molasses & Chili Pepper Gastrique and Orange Lavender Creme Brulee
I didn't think there would be time for tastings since I was due back in Toronto for a Chinese family association dinner with my mother but the sign here says it all:
All told, I came home this weekend with 14 bottles - 9 of which I picked up at the vineyards and the others at the LCBO. The cross-border shopping coupled with my booze binge made for a a very, very expensive weekend.
My last work-free day started with a bit of a hangover after last night's condo crawl. I managed to make it back into my place after 4am, guzzled some Gatordade, showered and fell into bed, waking up too early this morning around 10. I suppose the upside to waking up at that hour is that Mickey D's was still serving breakfast so my post-drink-up cure of a sausage'n'egg mcmuffin was readily available. And was it ever good in all its greasy glory!
I wish this break could be a couple days longer but such is life. I'm well-rested and chilled out and (mostly) ready to take on Monday now. Bring it on!