I’m a bit under the weather today but I did manage to squeeze in the Wine Expo this Saturday with Richard and Debbie. It was quite good but four and a half hours is not nearly enough time to see everything. I think next year I will opt for the Grand Cru tasting if only to get away from the crowd. There were quite a few nice wines and also really bad ones but the real star of the day was not the wines but the cheeses being sampled at the igourmet.com booths. I tried some really good Gouda and a wonderful Boschetto al Tartufo Bianchetto. They even had a chocolate goat cheese which tasted like a tangy cheese cake. I ended up buying a $10 plate of cheeses to compliment the wine I was tasting. They gave me a plate which had a place on it to hang the wine glass from . This made sure I could walk around the floor without having both hands tied up.
Afterwords we were not quite finished so we hitched a cab to the North End and got a bottle of wine at Stanza dei Sigari, a cigar bar on Hanover street. After about an hour we finished up the bottle and proceeded to find a place to eat on one of the side streets. Surprisingly or perhaps not so surprisingly given the area there was a huge wait at every place. I don’t know how Debbie did it but we managed to get a seat within ten minutes of picking a place even though it looked like there were tons of people waiting before us. An antipasta dish, veal rollatini and pasta e fagioli later I bid Richard and Debbie adu and called it a night.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]