Eastside Road, Healdsburg, March 17, 2009
CORNED BEEF and cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots; horseradish sauce. When I was a boy it was a regular feature, not merely once a year. Lindsey does it just right, not that there's really that much to it. It was a favorite meal of her father's, who died ten years ago today; a real friend, one of the best I've ever had; I miss him daily. He would have enjoyed tonight's dinner.
Green salad, of course, and an Irish dessert, a sort of apple crisp made with rolled oats rather than flour-based crisp-topping.
Cheap Pinot grigio; Nero d'Avila, "Epicuro," 2006