[Pink pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: January 26, 2017]
Easy to pick the highlight of mid-January 2007. A return bout with Ali at his humble but great Kabab Café on Steinway Street in Astoria. Occasionally Ali would--doubtless still will--put on a special show for friends. This dinner was a chance for him to show off his polished French chops.
It was a big party too, with bottles brought.
Oysters with crème de cassis
Manila, cherrystone and razor clams
Brook trout en papillotte
Selection of whole baked fish
Among the wines, a Codorníu cava, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and a Gevrey-Chambertin, My own contribution, the weighty Rotllan Torra Tirant from the Priorat.