Havng survived a weekend of workshops and a week on the run with a friend from out of town; I'd set my Friday aside for me. I got busy right away with laundry, cleaning, purging, sorting and cooking. About half-way into baking the marinated catfish and cheese stuffed meatloaf; I invited Stew and Eric over for dinner. I'd scooped some mozzarella "pearls" so I was ready with all the makings of a tomato basil mozzarella salad. (It's rare that I can offer my guests a choice of entree!) But, the piece de resistance had to be the Henri Bourgeois Sancerre 2013.
Cafe au lait and beignets at Morning Call had been a nice way to say thanks for picking my friend up at the airport, but I knew that Sancerre would be a perfect "merci" to Eric. Not only have Stew and Eric helped with "pick-ups", but I've already told you about my early Friday evenings over on Dupre Street when Eric and I are having a wine and sometimes "milking" the box down to the last drop. Here it was...Friday, a perfect time for dinner together with a very nice bottle of wine. It was fun to watch Eric savor every moment. And, it was a very nice companion to the marinated catfish.
Huge Merci to all of my guys on Dupre Street. Eric, Stew and Louie Boy have become an important part of the "rebuilding" of my emotional infrastructure here in New Orleans.