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    A nice evening...

    Well, I had to head up to my cabin and do some basic "post-winter" maintenance in preparation for our upcoming use. Of course it is currently clear and sunny, about 78 degrees with a light breeze, so I did actually work up a sweat.

    And here is my reward. Now before any of you posit, "Is he actually going to eat that entire steak and consume that bottle of wine all by himself?" The answer is a hearty, "Of course not, I am going to drink the martini first!"
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    Re: A nice evening...

    PS: I am opening the wine now to let it breathe well, then starting up the BBQ...

    Stay tuned for updates
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    Re: A nice evening...

    tease....
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Will you need a wake up call in the morning from your beef and wine coma.

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    Re: A nice evening...

    PPS: The steak is seasoned with my simple Bourbon Spice rub and the wine is a local bottle. It is basically an "old vine" Grenache that in the end is very similar to a Sangiovese, fruity and spicy. Should pair well with that hefty Porterhouse, which I will grill it to steakhouse medium rare over a fire of predominantly mesquite, but with a bit of pecan added for sweetness -- I know my southern friends will appreciate that touch

    No sides other than the wine, but desert is fresh local berries dressed with Grand Marnier and creme fresh.
    And just for Bob, it will be followed by a single malt or perhaps a snifter of cognac.
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    tease....
    I learned from you!

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Will you need a wake up call in the morning from your beef and wine coma.
    No doubt. My plan is to actually do some photography tomorrow morning for sunrise, but given the meal in front of me, look for a small sunset portfolio from me tomorrow

    ==> Okay, the wine just opened and my first sip proves it to be even better than I hoped.
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    Re: A nice evening...

    "Is he actually going to eat that entire steak and consume that bottle of wine all by himself?" wasn't my question. My question was, "Is he going to cook that thing before he eats it?"

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    Re: A nice evening...

    Fire's almost ready. Wine is very good

    (BTW, these images are being taken with my trusty GRD2!)
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    Re: A nice evening...

    It is sizzling...

    Wine bottle is at 70%...
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    Re: A nice evening...

    It is done...
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    Re: A nice evening...

    And cooked to perfection...

    Bob and Chris -- yes, IMHO it's even better than Alexander's! (For non-locals, this is a local, high-end favorite steakhouse, comparable and possibly a notch above Morton's...)
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    Re: A nice evening...

    photo-twittering

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    Re: A nice evening...

    It's official, I am (almost as big) a pig (as Guy).

    However, I am not a lush. Wine bottle is at 50% and re-corked for tomorrow night
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    photo-twittering
    I like that!

    Here is desert, and I finished that too...
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Next up an invite to your workshop on food photography?

    Edit....
    No response from Jack :sleep006::sleep006::sleep006::sleep006::sleep006:
    Last edited by Terry; 14th May 2009 at 20:27.

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    what's for breakfast?
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Next up an invite to your workshop on food photography?

    Edit....
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    LOLOL! Watching a movie.

    Workshop on food photography with a mini P&S after half a bottle of wine and a martini ----- right. How about an exclusive workshop for like 3 participants; Jack's personal tour of Yosemite Natl Park, meals and lodging included?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    what's for breakfast?
    Coffee and a doughnut.
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    Posting food and wine porn, when some of us are on diets, should be banned
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Yea i and I got crap food in the Grand Canyon and than had to drive home for 3.5 hours eating Cheeto's . Life is just not fair. Bed, Espresso and than shoot in the morning. Catch up later. That maybe the first 2 days without a computer since I owned them. Man did I feel lost even with just a Iphone
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    Little teaser 300mm F8 handheld. Very hazy in the Canyon this trip
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Hi All,

    Wow Jack, looks like a lovely evening!

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    Re: A nice evening...

    Ever heard of carbs?
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Wine bottle is at 50% and re-corked for tomorrow night


    THAT will definately NOT happen when I visit you guys.....



    Superb place you have there Jack!

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    Re: A nice evening...

    I'm hungry
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    I'm on a low cholesterol diet. Can you send me the bone to gnaw on?

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    You're making *me* hungry too!

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    Re: A nice evening...

    Of course, were Jack in Ireland and looking to buy a steak like this, where would he go...?

    Not just to a butcher, but to a Flesher

    [yes, really]
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    Re: A nice evening...

    If he would be in Switzerland... well... he just wouldn't get it. Hehehe

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    Fun stuff, Jack.

    P.E.T.O.V. should be very happy with you!! Maybe even make you their mascot.

    (People for the Ethical Treatment Of Vegetables!)

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    Re: A nice evening...

    But, but, but, Jack...You have mixed spirits and wine. Awfully primitive of you, old boy!
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    Made me cook a steak tonight. Damn good too
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    Re: A nice evening...

    and what about your five [5] portions of fruit and veg a day; where are the greens?
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    Re: A nice evening...

    Quote Originally Posted by beamon View Post
    But, but, but, Jack...You have mixed spirits and wine. Awfully primitive of you, old boy!
    Ah, but I did not mix! I had a palette-sanitizing *very-dry martini* before enjoying the wine --- trust me, this is okay and really does work! Mixed cocktails with sugary syrups, no, but any clear alcohol essentially by itself, yes.

    And of course the digestif comes after the wine, so harm there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    and what about your five [5] portions of fruit and veg a day; where are the greens?
    Did you not see 1) the olives in the martini and 2) the berries for dessert? So hey, I'm okay there too!

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    Not forgetting the grapes in the wine of course!

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