Food and drink firsts this holiday
Here are some foods and drinks I tried for the first time this 2009-2010 holiday season.
Veuve Clicquot champagne
A real champagne, and a real treat. It's pretty strong and a notch above the champagne I've been lucky enough to drink from time to time so far, Moët & Chandon. This bottle came in a special jacket with a zipper, to keep it cold(ish) for up to 2 hours if you take it outside. Beats your basic bubbly.
Green mustard with tarragon
Made by a company called Edmond Fallot, this poison-green condiment is not just wasabi-like in its color: handle with care!
Burro di Bufala
As far as bovine butters go, this bison-based concoction beats the common cow in my buttery competition. Oh give me a Rome where the buffalo roam!
Morning Reviver tea
Chock-full of citrus fruits, but zingy rather than sweet, this tea from Whittard of Chelsea is to die for.