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Beef in Barolo, with Herbed Polenta; the Hunt Dinner(s) — 7 Comments

  1. At events like that I accept that I’m not going to eat it all. I try most of it, usually decline the cheese and explain it’s not that it wasn’t delicious, it’s too much food for me. My husband on the other hand is quite happy eating the whole lot.

    And one drinks Australian wine in Australia (although in the last decade or so it has become easy to pick up something decent and foreign in most bottle shops, and more recently the supermarket Aldi has made a big difference).

    • At the first dinner I mistakenly thought the stew was the main course. I was more careful at the second one lol. I can skip the cheese but I need the salad,

  2. Looks very tasty!

    We do Greenfield Village’s Holiday Nights dinner every year. A truly traditional menu from the 1800’s when the Eagle Tavern was alive and active. It’s served family style and while it doesn’t look like a lot of food, it’s really a tremendous amount. I have a little of everything, husband enjoys it all. You can tell those who are enjoying their first dinner though. By the time the main course comes, they’re almost too full to eat it most of the time.

    I’ve not had Borolo. I’ll have to see if I can get it here in Michigan. I would think so. I can get just about any wine available here for some reason…

    • One really needs to be prepared and carefully pace oneself at these things…. And even then I eat too much, But the late afternoon naps are nice lol .

  3. Beef in barolo!! Wow, is it just me or does that seem really really extravagant? Because I can imagine (just) having barolo with beef, but never being allowed to pour the wine into anything but good Riedel glasses….

    So I think I’d be inclined to use a drinkable dry red in the stew and keep all the Barolo untouched, to serve with the dinner.

    But wow. This dinner sounds awfully good.

    (I’ve only had Barolo a couple of times – on special occasions.)