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  1. Judy McPeak
    July 10, 2017 @ 9:58 am

    The “ice cake” looks delicious!


  2. Pat O'Brien
    July 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

    From the back label of one of your wine pics – ‘wines, ideal for laying down’. Huh. Laying down a wine allows the tannins and acidity to evolve and soften so that the wine is perfect. Winemakers produce wines made for aging in a specific way, they know how long the wine is going to last based on experience and knowledge. How long a wine should be laid down is usually indicated on the label(I didn’t see). Winemakers can choose whether or not their wines are for laying down by selecting the specific grape variety, harvesting the grapes at the appropriate time, pressing the grapes and blending them with other types of grape varieties. Another great post.


    • lspalla
      July 10, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

      Wow, I’m impressed with your knowledge of wine.


  3. Cindi Ludwig
    July 10, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

    How do Laurie and Pierre stay so slender eating desserts as lush looking as their ice cake? Of many of the things I’m envious of your meals are at the top of the list.


    • lspalla
      July 10, 2017 @ 2:58 pm

      They move constantly!!! Walking, steps, golf, you name it.


      • lspalla
        July 10, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

        Also, they eat nothing in between meals and eat very, very healthy….fish, fresh fruit, etc. Most of our desserts were fruit…cantaloupe, custard apples, peaches. This was the only one that had processed sugar. But the cheese and bread they eat is amazing. They eat the big meal


  4. CarolynB
    July 10, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

    Aahhhh sounds like a perfect day in Paris (preceded by perfect one with Bernie’s cousins).

    The wines look amazing as does everything from the starter to the ice cake – stunning! Thank you and your hosts for sharing their beautiful meal with your readers.


  5. Peggy H Simpson
    July 10, 2017 @ 4:22 pm

    Really sounds like a great day/days for you all. enjoy, heat is here to stay.
    all in the 90’s this week.
    Take care . Peggy


  6. Peggy
    July 10, 2017 @ 4:40 pm

    Beautiful meal, from start to finish. Did you/they really drink all of those wines?? Wow! That is an amazing collection. See you in a couple of days!


    • lspalla
      July 10, 2017 @ 7:25 pm

      In regard to the wine, no, they didn’t drink all of these wines. Pierre just gave him a tour of his cave and some of the best bottles. Can you join us for dinner Saturday night at Chez Janou with Jamie and Stephen and maybe Richard Nahem? That’s the 15th.


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