The basil was plentiful and I was hungry for some pesto pasta and I was also looking for an occasion to open the bottle of Carter, a gift from friends. So what better occasion then a beautiful weeknight. The weather has been perfect and for late July and early August here is Ohio that is a treat! And I added a few roses to the table just because.
Salad with Watermelon
For the first course I served a favorite summer salad - watermelon, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette. As I have mentioned in the past I first saw this combination in an NYT article a couple of years ago, and now a version of it is in almost every where that features summer salads.
The Pesto Pasta
Nothing new here - just combined fresh basil, toasted pine nuts, garlic, parmesan and evoo to make a tasty and tangy pesto for the angel hair pasta.
Scottish Ocean Trout
I did not remember seeing or hearing about this fish before but it sounded interesting and looked like salmon. And yes it tasted like salmon, a little meatier and I thought a tad milder. I merely coated it with fresh ground pepper and dried herbs de provence and grilled.
The Wine: 2009 Carter Cabernet Sauvignon. Superb.