We had a wonderful and simple dinner the other night. Mostly all local products – even the buffalo – and prepared fresh. It went great with a 2006 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon. It was good too, to have Margaret join us for the spontaneous dinner. (Love the fresh fruit in this still life!) The Cheese Appetizer was from earlier in the weekend at another affair that we went to. Look what we had. Cheers!

Robin’s Fresh Made Cheese Appetizers

Insalata Caprese
“Insalata Caprese (salad in the style of Capri) is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. In Italy, unlike most salads, it is usually served as an antipasto (starter), not a contorno (side dish). While it’s unknown whether the salad actually originated on Capri, it became popular after being served there to the jet-setting King Farouk of Egypt during the 1950s.”

Grilling the buffalo burgers.

Grilled Buffalo Burgers
cabernet sauvignon reduction and roasted garlic
Insalata Caprese
Fresh Corn Pie

Robin’s Fresh Apricot Pie
Ground Almond Crust