Crispy young goat shoulder. Komi, Washington, D.C. One of the most delicious and pure meat preparations ever. Simultaneously crispy, tender, unctuous, substantial, and somehow light. The gem of an otherwise unjustifiably expensive meal.
Toast. The London Plane, Seattle, WA. It makes no sense. These toasts are so simple... 2-4 ingredients. Avocado, tuna and olive oil. Hazelnut butter and honey. But they're better than what you'll make with the same ingredients on your own. So weird, but I'm sold.
Matsutake mushroom congee with dungeness crab. La Toque, Napa, CA. A lovely dish prepared with a light hand, accented by the intoxicating wafting aromas of Thai basil.
And just like that, 2014 is over. There's going to be a lot of new cooking going on in this household in 2015, and perhaps that will boost the number of posts. We'll see!