Obviously, it has been an odd six plus months. Sharon has a fairly large extended family in Sacramento. Over the course of a normal year, we would typically do a number of holidays and other events with her family. Although Sharon has had a few interactions with Tom, we haven't done anything with the group since last Christmas and I haven't seen Tom for months.
Friday night, I picked up curbside take-out from Allora. I met Sharon at Tom's house. The three of us had a nice dinner in the backyard and caught up.
We split a dinner for four that included: SHRIMP AND MELON GAZPACHO [ALMONDS, HEIRLOOM MELON, GINGER, PICKLED SHRIMP, RICOTTA], MIXED GREENS SEASONAL FRESH & PICKLED VEGETABLES [BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE], FRUTTI DI MARE TOMATO RISOTTO [ARUGULA, SCALLOP, SHRIMP, DAILY FISH] and MIGLIACCIO SEMOLINA RICOTTA CHEESECAKE WITH SEASONAL FRUIT. The food was very good; it may be the best curbside take-out that we have had this year.
We got two bottles of wine with the meal: Vie di Romans “Vie di Romans”, Friuli Isonzo DOC 2017 - 100% Chardonnay [Fresh yellow pair, golden apple and lemon peel, no oak, but creamy on the palate] and Leonaro Bussoletti “05035” Ciliegiolo di Narni IGT 2018 [100% Ciliegiolo. Light bodied, soft red wine with cherry and strawberry notes, Cola berry on the finish].