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As is customary, I shall post my sherry updates here. I acquired a bottle of that Lustau East India sherry I enjoyed so much at Barrica. It was £9 from Waitrose for a 500ml bottle and it seemed like a good thing to go with dessert on Valentine's Day, alongside the cava with the starter and the red wine for the mains.

Wine/food matching is very important when one is putting together a meal, especially one on quite so important a national holiday (oh wait? it's not?) as VD. I've never celebrated it before in pretty much any form, because, well, I mean, it's a bit naff as a concept. What's it dedicated to exactly? Chocolate boxes? Little toy fluffy bears with lovehearts on them? Well, no, as long as we can refocus it on food and drinking and watching awesome TV shows while curled up on the sofa all day, then actually it turns out that Valentine's Day is pretty good. I like food and drinking far better as a concept, and may extend this activity/holiday matching to further crass commercial celebratory occasions, WHO KNOWS!

But returning to the sherry update, I had some of it with my dessert as intended, and it was still rather nice, so good work me. I may roll this out to further desserts in future, though I stopped short of serving it with the dessert course at breakfast. I think a drier sherry is called for at this time of day and I had none, so ended up sticking with orange juice.

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Date: 2010-02-15 02:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bob
booze for breakfast is a rocky path to ruin.
unless of course its past about 11 when you're having breakfast :)

Or if you want to make sure of doing a circle line pub crawl in sufficient time :)

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Date: 2010-02-16 02:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kerrypolka
Booze for breakfast is acceptable on weekend birthdays and bank holidays, though, that is a rule I'm sure!

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Date: 2010-02-16 02:36 pm (UTC)
kerrypolka: (champagne)
From: [personal profile] kerrypolka
I am just saying, I am pretty sure that's a thing! Oh, and weddings and holiday weekends. Uh, and the whole redundancy period, obviously, but that is less relevant these days!

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Date: 2010-02-16 03:00 pm (UTC)
kerrypolka: (champagne)
From: [personal profile] kerrypolka
That's really deep.

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Date: 2010-02-16 02:10 pm (UTC)
kerrypolka: (london: eggware road)
From: [personal profile] kerrypolka
I'm completely in favor of this food + drink holiday reappropriation, at least where it is necessary! Obviously important major international holidays such as Thanksgiving have this covered, but I think other tacky ones like Halloween or St Patrick's Day could definitely benefit.

As far as crass commercialism goes, I do like the part where lots of chocolate is half-price on the 15th.

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Date: 2010-02-16 02:30 pm (UTC)
kerrypolka: (london: eggware road)
From: [personal profile] kerrypolka
HUH. WEIRD.

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