The perfect August celebration — meeting friends at 5 p.m. on their fifth floor balcony at the Magnolia, a boutique, downtown Denver hotel — started with champagne and popcorn. August in Denver is very hot for people used to living in the mountains, so I crave cold bubbly wine. IContinue readingCelebrating something special: Roederer & Redenbacker.
Fleuraison is a botanical term in French, which mean to produce flowers. It’s a more technical word than the French for blooming (floraison), and the experience of this sparkling wine’s smell is not pushy flower smell but a nice aura. This blanc de blancs is crisp, smooth and yes, floral.Continue readingFleuraison Blanc de Blancs
Beef Stew in Red Wine – Super any Sunday Made this at least a day ahead. Day of – Go skiing, make the rest of the Super Bowl buffet or read a book and know that your Boeuf Bourguignon is getting better in the refrigerator. Just warm and serve. Carefully,Continue readingBeef Bourguignon
French Football Fries: These fries are so French. They’re exactly like the wonderful fries we first appreciated at a French ski resort. Out in the cold, you come in for a steak and frites, and it’s heaven. Then you find out these heavenly potatoes have been fried in beef fat.Continue readingSuper Bowl Special