The weekend was for the most part off the potato diet (note: Mark Sisson gave me some Weekend Link Love yesterday about it...and it's great to be inimitable). It was some leftover potato stuff Saturday morning, sensible eating the rest of the day, through brunch Sunday morning and back to potatoes Sunday evening.
I'll have some of my latest potato creations in another post.
First, Robert & Julie headed over Saturday around noon and we headed up the hill to the David Bruce Winery. They were having heavy hors d'oeuvres, with three wine tasting tables. I've been at a number of these sorts of things and to their credit, they didn't skimp on the food. They even had meat, plentiful.
We headed back, hit the market, and after sitting around a fire pit in the backyard for a while, we proceeded to cook. I did mashed potatoes, Robert pan fried filets to a perfect medium rare, deglazed with red wine and did a reduction that included apples.
Sunday morning Beatrice & I headed up to The Mountain Winery in the hills above Saratoga, CA, just a few minutes from home. She's a member there and far more than the wine itself, it's such a fabulous setting with great views of the Silicon Valley from north to south.
They're always having something or else going on, including events such as concerts. A few years back we saw Heart, and more recently this summer, Bea saw Foreigner with her sis-in-law.
...So yesterday they had brunch deal with a jazz band playing. Not potato, not particularly Paleo but nonetheless done with care.
So there you go. Not potato, not completely Paleo, but sane, sensible, elegant.