Friday, July 1, 2011
And yesterday, at Harris Teeter, when I ducked in before work to get a cup of coffee from Starbucks, what did my wandering eyes see? A whole display of sunflowers! In Provence at this very minute, the fields are full of them.
After work, research is being conducted concerning drinks for warm, summer evenings' apéro. I headed down to Wine Authorities yesterday to taste a new creation- rosé with melon and rosemary.
Kopke White Port Cocktail
"Cantamary Rose" (pictured above)
WA's Official Red Sangria recipe "Better than any Sangria in Spain"-- anonymous customer
The Cava and mango/lime sorbet float, featuring sorbet from The Parlour, the Durham Ice Cream Bus
Don't they sound amazing? And refreshing? And sinfully delicious? I made the Sangria last summer. It is really, really good.
Now I am on a quest to taste-test rosé and grapefruit juice and/or grapefruit syrup. That's this afternoon's project with help from my go-to guy and burger maker and flipper par excellence, Seth at Bull City Burger and Brewery. Tough job, but someone has to do it. And shouldn't it be moi? Results will follow. C'est promis.
Bon appétit, ma Provence!