As we descend into retail holiday insanity, I wanted to a brief moment to reflect on this time of celebration. I think the Thanksgiving meal, while culturally historic, really transcends the pilgrims and Native Americans. Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends,
share a meal and create memories for which we can continue to be thankful.
This has been a year of many changes for me –career and relocation. So when I reflect on this past year, I am thankful for so many things: the opportunity to work at such a wonderful and unique establishment alongside passionate and talented colleagues, and the opportunity to be part of an industry for which I have great passion and to share that passion with anyone who will listen to me.
For me, wine makes every meal a bit of a celebration with endless options. This year, Thanksgiving at my house, while unconventional (decided on all Italian), will be just that – here’s the menu:
Primi: Cavair (by Altantic Caviar sold fresh from our deli) with homemade Crème fraiche and blinis – Drappier Naturale
Antipasti: Porchini Arancini with mozzarella (from the cheese department) and Panzanella con Bufala - Coenobium
Scallop with pumpkin polenta – Bera Arcese - Cotar Malvasia
Secondi: Cinghiale with homemade pappardelle – Monte Rosola Civetta
Dolci: Chateau Giraud Sauterne with sesame cookies
So, with a watering mouth and growling stomach, I wish you all a wonderful holiday of your own, traditional or not – filled with delicious food, drink, family and friends for which you can surely be thankful.