Valentine’s Day: Lunch à Deux

Lying in bed eating doesn’t work up much of an appetite (see VD Part One)–but you did lift a novel between breakfast and lunch—so, perhaps a bagel with lox (smoked salmon), cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, red onion, and capers, with a sprinkling of Maldon salt and a grinding of pepper.

Delicious, and a head-turner on French Limoges china.


A cup of green tea is a fine choice to accompany this fusion of flavours.IMG_20160212_143806

Or you might pour the left-over bubbly from breakfast (if there is any)

RIEDEL O | Stemless Champagne Glasses | Hudson’s Bay

Or a glass of Italian Verdicchio would deftly balance out the richness of the salmon with its solid streak of fantastic minerality.

Winemaker’s Notes: Straw yellow colour with golden hints, to the nose it shows intense and persistent perfumes of wild flowers and aromas of yellow pulp fruit such as peach, apricot and golden apple. To the palate it’s rich and velvety with a good dose of freshness and sapidity to balance the great softness. Dry finish, persistent and intensely fruity.

VERDICCHIO | Casal di Serra | Italy
VERDICCHIO | Casal di Serra | Italy | Here


The best part about this meal is that you get big umani taste with absolutely no cooking required. Maybe time for a walk; or a nap.

Post Photo: Illustration by Garance Dore, Stationary, Indigo.

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