The YFGF Christmas meal was served with Malheur 12° from Brewery DeLandtsheer of Belgium and a 2007 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Barossa Shiraz.
The first had a marvelous brown-sugary aroma and flavor. Toss in flavors of prunes, toffee, maybe Bailey's Irish Cream. In this case, the 12° is 12% alcohol by volume.
The Shiraz was plummy and oaked, with notes of vanilla and spice.
The menu was
- Miso-Cabbage Soup
- Potato Kugelis
- Mac 'n' Cheese
- Sesame Snow Peas and Oyster Mushrooms
- ... and for the animalists: Honey-Baked Ham.
And for all, it was a good night.
["Misfortune" is the translation of "malheur".]