February 27, 2015 Lunch Lan’s Dinner Roasted Chicken, Steamed broccoli and Couscous
I had to go to Santa Fe today in a winter storm for a deposition. We went to Lan’s for lunch. We each ordered a bowl of Won ton soup with shrimp, slices of pineapple, baby bok choy, Lan’s special seasoning, bean sprouts, slivers of ginger and sprigs of fresh cilantro. We also each ordered a glass filled with hot drip coffee with evaporated milk to help us make it through the afternoon. I think Lan's is the best Vietnamese Restaurant in New Mexico. Every dish I have ever eaten at Lan's has been delicious and interesting in composition and flavor.
I drove home in a snow storm from 5:30 to 7:30.
Thankfully when I arrived Suzette had prepared and was ready to cook a hot dinner of roasted chicken from the Greenhouse Bistro and Bakery, steamed broccoli flowerets and couscous cooked in diced garlic, onion, tomato and red bell pepper.
I went to the basement and found a bottle of 2002 Lurton Torrontes from Mendoza Valley in Chile. It had a firm slightly aged taste, with an absence of almost all sweetness and fruitiness. We loved the wine and the dinner was very pleasant for an easy, quick dinner, not requiring any elaborate prep.
After dinner we ate the last of the PPI Italian Cloud Cake Suzette made last week with the PPI custard sauce (crème anglais) for an elegant finish to dinner.