“A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou” - Omar Khayyam
The 2012 Super Bowl party that I went to was the BEST Super Bowl food party ever. Ever. And how I can say this is that here I am 16 months later still talking about the food. My friend, FOODalogue hosted the gathering in her home; her menu was exceptional, a little bit of this, a little bit of that……(she laughs when I say that, but to me it was). Every single one of her dishes resonated with me on some level. We’ve all been there, where everything was in alignment, the food, the wine, the ambiance, the company….remember your food and beverage alignment?
Charlie Trotter has been quoted saying of his dining experience at Girardet in Switzerland ”All four elements were happening in equal measure – the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambiance It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level. When attended to with extraordinary detail the whole transcends each component beyond the sum of the parts.”
I’ve been fortunate to experience some wonderful dinners, and one of my most memorable was my 40th birthday celebration at Charlie Trotter’s and yes, it was quite spiritual. Mr. Trotter achieved what he set out to accomplish.
What I want to know is all about your best food and wine spiritual alignment. It doesn’t have to be on the fancy and expense scale of a Charlie Trotter’s, I don’t care if it was a fish taco in Baja California, Mexico, just tell us how it moved you. We don’t need a missive, a few short sentences will do. Tell us about your food and beverage alignment in the comment section. We’ll compile the memorable and the amusing into a post. If you have a [good] picture (of you and/or the food/wine) to accompany your spiritual food movement, send it in an email to sffw09 [@] gmail dot com and we’ll post it along with your experience. Ready. Set. Go!