Hi Everyone!

Manchester has turned green, lush and beautiful.  Everyone is out and about and I have just one word:  Flowers.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love the smell of lavender.   Mark has even started hitting a few golf balls around in the afternoons.  Apparently he has found his Zen time on the green because he has come up with even more delicious ideas.

My new favorite appetizer is a special at the moment.  He is making a petite Panini filled with slow roasted pulled pork, pate de foie gras and caramelized onions.  He serves this with a few salt and vinegar homemade chips.   And you should see the way it is presented… creative and fun.

In case you don’t know I am all about the wine……..seriously…. but this time it is a beer that I am recommending. We have a delicious Harpoon summer ale that I just love with this dish.   Don’t get me wrong….I still can pair up at least four wines with this appetizer as well but the beer just seems to hit the spot.  Aren’t I so lucky that this counts as part of my job?

I hope you can come in soon but in the meantime….just enjoy the color show that nature has gifted us.