Monday, March 30, 2009

The Perfect Dessert?

We had a little dinner party last night. This is what we served:
Butter lettuce and watercress salad with pears
Garbanzo beans, chorizo sausage, and squid
Manchego, kumquats, and muscat grapes
It was a lovely night. We ate early, watched the sun set and the lights of the city come on, and didn't turn on the lamps until the last possible moment.
But it is the dessert I keep thinking about: the sweet, tart, bitter of the tiny orange kumquats and the over-the-top floral ripeness of the plump grapes.
Spring is here and I think it is divine.

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