January 9, 2010

Semillon Emergency

I went to Dean and DeLuca in Georgetown recently to buy a bottle of Semillon. I wanted to recreate a memorable lunch Guy and I had at the restaurant Solitary in Leura, NSW ages ago. We lunched on chestnut celery root soup with porcini oil and a gorgeous bottle of Semillon! I searched for a bottle of Tyrrell's or Tulloch Semillon to go with this home made version of the chestnut soup.

There wasn't a single bottle in the place; not even a blend! Too bad because the nutty, honey flavor of the Semillon complements the chestnut soup in an extraordinary way!
The hunt is on, I will find you.

Before our amazing lunch, we visited the Mt. Tomah Botanic Garden, where I snapped this photo of Puya berteroniana, an incredibly gorgeous and striking plant with true turquoise blooms!

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