What a meal! (and great skiing as well)

02 February 2013

It snowed 10 to 20cm’s overnight with strong winds but the Olympique managed to open at 9:25, which for a Saturday wasn’t too bad. We had a great first run on, or just off the edge of the piste before needing to push a little further afield with each new run. Once the Mont Blanc opened Penny counted 72-turns under the chair before heading up Tommeuses just as it was opening. The first pitch at the top was superb and we then followed Andreas into the Familial, which was good top-to-bottom. Jean’s brother Bernard had to leave to catch his train (after a brilliant week) so the rest of us carried on to ski a very good Fontaine Froide before finishing up with a fantastic Epaule du Charvet. Chris was in the neighbourhood as well and we all had a great morning without risk as the rating was 4/5. ( Andreas continued on and finished up his morning at the Fornet.)

Our meal last night at Geoff and Inga’s was absolutely exquisite! We started with thin slices of smoked duck with orange, carrot and beetroot, followed by perfectly pink rack of lamb that melted in the mouth, accompanied by a stunning mildly spiced aubergine dish, gorgeous lentils, courgettes with leeks, and polenta fries. Next up was cheese followed by pears poached in red wine. This wonderful food was enhanced by these fabulous wines:

2011 Pinot Noir d’Alsace-Henry Fuchs
1990 Mme Faller Gewurztraminer Vendage Tardive
1999 Carraudes de Lafite (2nd wine of Ch Lafite Rothschild)
1999 Barolo Nei Cannubi Luigi Einaudi

What an evening and thank you both ever so much! And thanks from John and Magaret as well.

Now all I need is three points from the Hammers this afternoon to round off a great day! (It looks as if I’m on my way to the swimming pool)

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