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by Jeff Pf0h1
January 5th, 2011, 10:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Year's Eve with jeff Pfohl
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: New Year's Eve with jeff Pfohl

A lovely NYE with fantastic friends. [thankyou.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 18th, 2010, 9:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Duck Fat in the DC area?
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Duck Fat in the DC area?

Duck fat rules! Just did roasted potatoes with duck fat along with a nice leg of lamb and 1997 JL Chave. We suffer so here in NM!! :)
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Friday dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Friday dinner

We do ok... :)
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1994 Warre's Vintage Port
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: 1994 Warre's Vintage Port

Ed Steinway wrote:Thanks for the note, Jeff.

I gave this bottle to a good friend of mine for his 50th birthday 3 years ago. He keeps asking when he should open it.

Thanks,
Ed.
He should open it when you are around of course!!
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1994 Warre's Vintage Port
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: 1994 Warre's Vintage Port

Roy, I hear you! Indeed. My reason for making such a strong statement was that if it wasn't showing anything at this stage without a decant, I'm not sure it shouldn't sit....

If it shows something, anything, I can then consider a decant.

YMMV.
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1994 Warre's Vintage Port
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: 1994 Warre's Vintage Port

This wasn't a planned bottle but rather an after dinner "let's keep hanging out while you are in town". So we hit my cellar, grabbed the bottle, decanted it off the sediment and drank it over an hour and a half. Granted we didn't give it a chance to open up, but at this point it is very closed right...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Krug, 1999 Corton Charlemagne Tollot-Beaut, 1955 & 1966 LMHB
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: TN: 1985 Krug, 1999 Corton Charlemagne Tollot-Beaut, 1955 & 1966 LMHB

one of the best champagnes I've had in my life is the 1985 Krug Late Disgorged bought from Rare Wine forever ago. "utterly champagne" was the comment that floated around that table.

Marche Moderne?? The best meal I had last year, definitely worth the trip out to Calif! [cheers.gif]
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Penfolds Grange vs Clarendon Hills Astralis
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: TN: Penfolds Grange vs Clarendon Hills Astralis

IWFS: PENFOLDS GRANGE VS CLARENDON HILLS ASTRALIS - The Moomba, Circular Road (6/11/2010) Clearly Aussie, clearly Grange, and clearly very good. However, even though it was more open than the Clarendon Hills Astralis that preceded it, this also needs a whole lot more time in the cellar. still very ...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting whites?
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Decanting whites?

I often decant white rhones. Especially the older ones (10+ years). I like watching them evolve in the glass, and will pour a glass before decanting, but then will decant the rest of the bottle. They often just get better and better and I can then watch the 2nd glass start from a more evolved state ...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting whites?
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Decanting whites?

Decant white wines? Absolutely YES. One of the exciting things about drinking wines IMO is seeing how the wine evolves as it sits in the glass. Pour a nice 6oz. pour and take an hour or more to drink it. Take a taste every five or 10 minutes and note how the wine has evolved over that time. It's re...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Friday dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Friday dinner

Friends from out of town came to visit. So we dove into the cellar and fired up the grill. A gorgeous night on the patio. Started with a NV Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label bought in 2005. Lovely. The bottle age seems to have really made this a bigger, richer, fuller champagne. Appetizers were: marcona al...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Ojai Bien Nacido Syrah vs. 2000 JL Chave Hermitage Rouge
Replies: 1
Views: 163

1999 Ojai Bien Nacido Syrah vs. 2000 JL Chave Hermitage Rouge

Dinner the other night at my place. Opened both about 1 hour before dinner and we all gently sipped and swirled. Very interesting that both have about the same body, but very different flavor profiles. Ojai fruitier, Chave earthier with a touch of minerals. Both were great early, the Chave closed do...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 7th, 2010, 1:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1994 Warre's Vintage Port
Replies: 6
Views: 249

1994 Warre's Vintage Port

After a lovely dinner with friends at Casa Vieja, returned home and opened a 1994 Warre's Vintage Port. CLOSED. Tight as a drum. A bit of fruit maybe, some earth maybe but showing very very little. Hold at least another 8 years before trying another.
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 4th, 2010, 1:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Nola Palomars (Veleta winery) seafood
Replies: 44
Views: 1959

Re: Nola Palomars (Veleta winery) seafood

The sardines were the best I have ever had. They all transcend anything I have ever had from a canned product. I really cannot wait to purchase them for the pantry. Yes, a shameless plug, but the product rocks! Nola and Juan did find something very special! They also served those long, thin, green ...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 4th, 2010, 2:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bonus miles for transfers
Replies: 24
Views: 1150

Re: Bonus miles for transfers

AA has the tiers gold, platinum and executive platinum so don't get fooled by "gold" as it is their lowest tier. But they allow you to accrue with the credit card or flying. So you can earn pretty quickly. Delta, my favorite airline, instituted MQMS a few years back. I have mixed feelings as you can...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 4th, 2010, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Dow Porto Vintage (Portugal, Douro, Porto)
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: TN: 1994 Dow Porto Vintage (Portugal, Douro, Porto)

All the 1994s are great. Taylor fan although I have some of everything from this vintage. Finding the Dow still a bit tight and dry (being their style that is not a ditraction at all). Expecting great things in the next few decades as they aren't over fruity like some origi8nally proclaimed and seem...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 4th, 2010, 1:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Turley Durate Zin impressions
Replies: 0
Views: 98

2000 Turley Durate Zin impressions

Opened 2 days ago, popped and poured into a Riedel Vinum Syrah Glass (my standard glass for reds that aren't burgs). WOW WOW WOW. This is singing as in ready for the MET type singing. Everything you want from a Turley zin. Great balance, great power, it just kept going and going. One of the best Tur...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 4th, 2010, 1:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Rhones, not quite a TN but just a few comments
Replies: 0
Views: 101

White Rhones, not quite a TN but just a few comments

Diving into the cellar the past week or so. On separate nights opened the 2000 JL Chave Hermitage Blanc and the 2000 Jaboulet le Chavelier de Sterimberg Blanc. The Sterimberg is easily more evolved, open and SINGING. A classic example of an aged white rhone. It will get better over the next 2-4 year...
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 4th, 2010, 12:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Duck Fat in the DC area?
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Duck Fat in the DC area?

Look for free shipping options if you cannot find it locally, and do not want to render it on your own. Many online stores offer free shipping which helps with the cost. The Google Shopping tab is your friend.
by Jeff Pf0h1
November 4th, 2010, 12:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Louisville eats
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Louisville eats

The Brown. No other place to stay, no other place to eat.... although 4th Street Live has some nice eats... wander and just pick what suits your mood
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 19th, 2009, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine Pairing advice needed: White Truffle Oil-Infused Custards with Black Truffle Ragout
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Wine Pairing advice needed: White Truffle Oil-Infused Custards with Black Truffle Ragout

From Thomas Keller's TFL Cookbook, 5th ed on page 16, wondering what wine to pair with this dish. My fresh black truffles (Tuber Melanosporum) arrived from paris and this is the dish I'm planning to make. Th ragout pulls me to red burgundy or even N Rhone but any/all suggestions are welcome. But egg...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 14th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Fresh Black Winter Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Fresh Black Winter Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)

Bought in the summer?? You either had preserved (boiled) winter truffles or summer truffles which are Tuber Aestivum. Completely different beasts.
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 14th, 2009, 12:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Fresh Black Winter Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Fresh Black Winter Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)

I did extend it because a few people have asked, AND it took me a couple extra days to work out the tax and import fees. It is still posted on the website.

Thanks for your interest.
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 13th, 2009, 11:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pork Belly, Peas, & Rice with Marsannay
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Pork Belly, Peas, & Rice with Marsannay

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:that meal sounds delicious, Dick!! nice pick with the Barbancourt ... it was the 15, I presume? That is the best rum I've yet to find.
You need to get out more my friend.
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 12th, 2009, 12:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lobster tails
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Lobster tails

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Image
NSFW my friend......
neener
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 12th, 2009, 12:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Lobster is......
Replies: 16
Views: 1352

Re: Your Lobster is......

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Who in the hell thought about eating this first?

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Debbie... I hear she was from Dallas.....
[bye.gif]
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 10th, 2009, 11:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Black Bean Soup, Sardines & Crackers with Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Black Bean Soup, Sardines & Crackers with Syrah/Grenache

Last night's supper was black bean soup, prepared two ways, with Crown Prince Brisling sardines (to have a direct comparison to the Veleta Galician sardines from last night. Since Carollee prefers puréed black bean soup (a la the old Pepperidge Farm Black Bean Soup) with crême frâiche & a slice of ...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 10th, 2009, 11:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lobster tails
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Lobster tails

I often buy the 5oz tails, defrost if necessary, and cook them on my grill. Facedown for 2 minutes, shell down for another 3-5 depending on heat/size. They are done when the meat just pulls out. Whole lobsters: 1. purchase them alive 1b. purchase the active ones, not the listless ones just sitting t...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 8th, 2009, 12:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Fresh Black Winter Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Fresh Black Winter Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)

I personally love the fresh black winter truffles from France. And am now lucky enough to have a source who will ship to me from Paris, no middle man, no delays. As fresh as you can get them without picking them youself. flirtysmile So I'm offering them up to people at the lowest delivered price in ...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 7th, 2009, 2:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knife storage - to block or not
Replies: 39
Views: 1170

Re: Knife storage - to block or not

I use these things and just keep my knives in a drawer: https://store.lamsonsharp.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=33_45" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This is my current system as well for my Shuns, Wusthofs and Hattatori KDs. Works like a charm, although that drawer is now overfull. Gu...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 6th, 2009, 2:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knife storage - to block or not
Replies: 39
Views: 1170

Re: Knife storage - to block or not

There's also something like this which is magnetic but doesn't free up the counter space. It merely allows you to see the actual blades so you don't need to guess pulling them out of a block. (anyone really need to guess, don't you store your knives in their own respective slots and have some memory...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 4th, 2009, 12:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lunch @ Maria's
Replies: 200
Views: 13959

Re: Lunch @ Maria's

Yesterday we were joined by Jeff Pfohl for our accoustomed Wednesday lunch at Maria's. Our regular table was waiting for us; we were seated, nd ordered our first Margaritas - Jeff had a 400th Anniversary Margarita, Carollee had a Soul Cool, and I had a Sweetheart, Corazon Reoposado and Triple Sec. ...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 4th, 2009, 12:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Knife storage - to block or not
Replies: 39
Views: 1170

Re: Knife storage - to block or not

The magnetic strips cause blade damage unless you are VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY careful. They tend to pull the knives in, suck them in, and you get aberrations in the blade when the blade hits. They are quite bad actually. There are knife blocks that mount UNDER the cabinets that are better if you ar...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 4th, 2009, 12:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on these knives
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Thoughts on these knives

Be a man and just buy the Hattatori KD!
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 4th, 2009, 12:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Catfish & Beets with Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Catfish & Beets with Sauvignon Blanc

You are definitely on a beet kick!! (not that I object, I've eaten more beets in the last 2 months than I did all last year)
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 4th, 2009, 12:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: POLL: Your Favorite Cheese
Replies: 50
Views: 1576

Re: POLL: Your Favorite Cheese

Didn't know polls allowed that many options.
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 2nd, 2009, 1:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread Knife Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Bread Knife Recommendations?

The blade must have a slight curve to it along the cutting edge. When you sit it on the table in "cutting position" the tip and the handle should be slightly elevated with the middle of the knife on the table. This makes a HUGE difference. I didn't realize it until a friend of mine pointed it out. I...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 1st, 2009, 8:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your favorite black truffle mustard?
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Your favorite black truffle mustard?

Anyone have an A+, gotta have, love it more than oxygen, black truffle mustard they care to share?

Thanks.
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 1st, 2009, 8:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommendations on a good chef's knife?
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Recommendations on a good chef's knife?

I have both Wustof Tridents and Shun Kaji knives. I love them both. You will find at your local TJMaxx many shun knives. At least they show up here in Albuqurque and at my parent's in KY. Ken Onion and Classic series. The trick is to open the box at TJMaxx, it recloses without any indications/damage...
by Jeff Pf0h1
December 1st, 2009, 8:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: 'Thanksgiving' Dinner at the Krueger's
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: 'Thanksgiving' Dinner at the Krueger's

It was a wonderful dinner and Dick & Carollee are just the greatest friends and people you will ever know. I felt the 88s were both too hard and not yet ready. An odd thing when I say they are too hard and Dick thinks they are starting to come around. Normally it is the other way around. Both have g...

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