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Hedonist's Gazette

Dinner at Home: One Montrachet Deserves Another

William Kelley hosts his Shanghai-based friends for a fine dinner at home....

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Dinner at Home: Meursault and Mouton-Rothschild

After a profound dinner with friends, William Kelley makes a mental note to do less tasting and more drinking in 2019....

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Dinner Chez Parker - Benefitting Camillus House, Miami, Florida & My Neighbors Foundation, Parkton, Maryland

This meal at our home sold for nearly $150,000 to a group of wine lovers I know well in Miami, Fla., who are very generous contributors to charity events. The menu was focused around our local Maryland bluefin crab and the amazing Bryan Flannery dry-aged Prime Wagyu strip steaks from California. We also started with some Joselito Pata Negra ham....

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Dinner Chez Parker - Benefitting Camillus House, Miami, Florida & My Neighbors Foundation, Parkton, Maryland

This meal at our home sold for nearly $150,000 to a group of wine lovers I know well in Miami, Fla., who are very generous contributors to charity events. The menu was focused around our local Maryland bluefin crab and the amazing Bryan Flannery dry-aged Prime Wagyu strip steaks from California. We also started with some Joselito Pata Negra ham. Being super-critical of what we were doing from a culinary standpoint, I have to say that the food turned out...

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Dinner with Friends - Chez G-Man

Dinner with Friends promoted Spanish flavors, so I brought some older Spanish wines from my cellar....

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Dinner with Friends

This was a casual Sunday evening spent hanging out in the kitchen with my Wife and a couple close friends. The fare included a simple cheese plate and roasted beet salad for the whites, and gorgeous, thick cut, bone in pork chops paired with sautéed (in bacon fat) Brussels sprouts. Simple, straightforward and as good as it gets....

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Home

At Thanksgiving, I always match the wines with the dressing my wife makes, which is quite spicy and peppery, so it is always Châteauneuf du Pape except for the obligatory white. Most of our guests love wine, but are not into it seriously. The first wine to disappear was the 2007 Reuling Chardonnay from Aubert. It continues to age beautifully, and may have even closed down a bit from where it was a year ago. The 2003 Clos des Papes continues to go...

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Patricia Parker's Birthday

As it should have been, my wife’s 65th birthday was quite a celebration. We had a wonderful meal sitting outside with no breeze, low humidity (a rarity) and perfect conditions for eating, drinking and socializing. The food was imaginative and well prepared. While I skipped the amazing selection of cheeses at the end of the meal, the joselito ham, local sirloin and grilled mackerel were top class. As for the wines, while the list was long, there were plenty of...

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Dinner at Home with Six Friends from Shanghai, China

A half dozen wine lovers and friends we had met in Shanghai joined us for a night of fun as well as fine food and wine. Knowing their love of Bordeaux, I pulled some of my finest bottles from the cellar. We started with the 2002 Bollinger Grand Année Rosé Champagne, a brilliant dry, full-bodied rosé Champagne that’s loaded with flavor. It has at least 20 years of life ahead of it, but it will be long gone from my cellar...

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