Leaving the frigid cold of Japan, headed to the ever-summer of Honolulu
The lobby of Narita Airport was empty. Most of the shops were closed. This is incomparable to the situation at Haneda Airport for domestic flights, and once again realized how much the new coronavirus has affected the number of overseas travelers.
The hotel in Honolulu has been reopened since last December, but is empty.
Went for a walk at Kahala Beach.
The sunsets in Honolulu were as beautiful as ever.
今夜の白ワインは、シェヴェルニー デライユ (Chevelny "Delaille "2018)。フランスのロワール川中流域、トゥレーヌ地方A.O.C.のシェヴェルニーで家族経営するワイナリー「ドメーヌ・デュ・サルヴァール」のもの。
This time in Hawaii, avoided eating out and ate at home. Many restaurants were closed and it was safer to eat at home.
Tonight's white wine is the Chevelny "Delaille" 2016 Domaine du Salvar Chevelny "Delaille" 2018 Domaine du Salvar. It is from Chevelny, an A.O.C. in Touraine, in the middle reaches of the Loire River in France. The area is known for Chenin Blanc, but this is a cepage of 84% Sauvignon Blanc and 16% Chardonnay. The fruit is fresh and tight with citrus notes. There is also a herbal nuance like lemongrass, which is refreshing.
Made an own broccoli and garlic salad. Call it "Seirinkan-style broccoli salad.
I made a baby spinach and mushroom salad.
Bordeaux style steak with red onions. Using a thick American top sirloin beef, tried to make a Bordeaux-style steak from Chez Janey's recipe, but it needed for improvement in the degree of grilling.
From "Chez Johnny Koji Haruta's 12 months" char-grilled Bordeaux-style sirloin steak. It is beautifully grilled with shallots on top.
The red wine paired with the steak was from St. Georges, one of the four satellite AOCs of Saint-Emilion, a famous wine region on the right bank of the Dordogne side of Bordeaux. It is a Merlot-dominant wine with a wonderful balance of roundness, sweetness, and acidity that allows to keep drinking for a long time.
Peanut butter milk stout for dessert beer. A Kahlua milk-style beer from Belching Beaver Brewery in Southern California. It's like an ultimate drink combining American's top favorite foods.
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