Hello and good Monday-back-to-work morning to you! I am just psyching myself up for the mountain of work I need to get through before flying to Shanghai/Berlin/Amsterdam in about 10 days, and in the meantime breathing through the fact that Henry is mid-pack for his big move to Melbourne and Rich is filling in time before his move to Welly. Bloody hell!
Happily, I can at least start the week on a calm note by sharing this simplest of recipes I recently put together for the good people at Sileni Wines in Hawkes Bay, as a showcase for their delicious Cellar Selection 2014 Merlot. In the latter stages of last year I had a lot of fun creating and photographing recipes to match several of their wines, and those recipes are now available on their website, as well as printed on coasters and in-store in China (I’ll be on the look-out in Shanghai!). The thing that I love about this recipe is that if you follow the steps exactly you will be guaranteed a perfectly cooked medium rare steak, and the butter that melts decadently into it is packed with herby flavours and garlicky grunt. Seriously, with a glass of Merlot and a green salad on the side, it doesn’t get much better!
Anyhoo – better get cracking on my to-do list…have a great day! (PS – more Sileni wine match recipes to come soon!)
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