Match of the week
Boiled Ballycotton lobster and premier cru Chablis
One of things I enjoyed most on our recent trip to Ireland* was the seafood. The fish shop in Midleton, Co. Cork had a fantastic array of locally caught lobster, crab and prawns at very reasonable prices. They tasted great too - really fresh and sweet.
The other day we snapped up a couple of boiled lobsters at about 9 euros each and enjoyed them with some home-made mayonnaise, freshly baked soda bread and a bottle of Daniel Defaix Côte de Lechet 2000 we’d bought in Chablis earlier this year and had fortunately (given the price of wine in Ireland) taken with us. It had that wonderfully creamy texture that Chablis acquires with age but was still fabulously fresh.
I prefer a richer Chardonnay such as a Meursault with grilled or sauced lobster but Chablis - and other cool climate Chardonnays - hit the spot perfectly when it’s cold.
* apologies to those of you who are used to more regular updates for the reduction in postings over the past 10 days ! We were without a broadband connection for much of the time and the signal on my mobile connect device was too faint to upload material successfully. (Made for a thorough rest though!)
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