Beef stew and Amarone

It’s a cold, wet, windy Saturday night at home here. I decided we needed to eat something hearty and warming, and – despite the day – cracked open Gordon Ramsay’s Sunday Lunch.

I just made a beef casserole that was exceptionally tasty. Braised beef, bacon lardons, onions, celeriac, carrots, mushrooms, a good glug of red wine, bay leaves and thyme: it all came together just right. It was really tasty.

Best of all, that super-savory meal was a good excuse to pop open a bottle of the Alpha Zeta Amarone 2003 I bought at the wine tasting last month. Dear sweet momma, it’s good.

Alpha Zeta Amarone 2003

Alpha Zeta Amarone 2003


3 Responses to “Beef stew and Amarone”

  1. 1 Miss B
    October 5, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Encore! Encore! In three weeks time please…..

  2. October 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I took the Sicilian wine i bought at wine tasting to a party on Saturday. Very yummy! The only problem, Tim… none left now! More wine tasting I feel?

    I also bought Nigel Slater’s ‘Real food’ but am yet to do anything but swoon over the photos…. I’ll let you know if its any good!

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