the starters

Various kushiyakiDiebolt-Vallois NV Rosewasabi okra with bonito flakesMarinated seaweed

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Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs 1999, Cramant, Champagne, France

Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs 1999

Pale bright yellow core. Good bubbles. Ripe apples, ripe pears, some fresh cream and slightly oxidative on the nose. Tart red apples, slightly lemony and yeasty with a good layer of mousse on the palate.Bright, fresh and clean. Med to med+ acidity. Med finish. Try some well-made Cantonese Bak Zhang (广东粽子)with it next time, if you can find them 🙂

Cantonese Bak Zhang

what’s a vacation without some alcohol

What's a Vacation without some alcohol

All I can say is that the Gevrey-Chambertin VV by Alain Burguet was really lovely, perfumed with dried roselle flowers (edible hibiscus), notes of red berries and a layer of leather aromas. Not a very very complex wine and definitely not single dimentional. I wouldn’t want to stress myself with something overly complex on my vacation now, would I? 😛