I often find that “leftover meals” are sometimes better than the main event. They have a vibe all their own, focused on the food, not the whole event. This was one such meal over the recent holidays. A generous platter of burrata cheese, young wild arugula leaves and sliced ripe tomatoes, drizzled with a good extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with salt and cracked black pepper. Throw on some good vine vinegar if you like.
A platter of sliced medium rare roast beef, served cold. Great in a sandwich with some mustard and or horseradish, on top of greens for a hearty salad, or served with a heated gravy poured on top, possibly with some potatoes or rice on the side… :)
Just under half a bottle of good Margaux to wash it all down. A luxury leftover lunch indeed.