Dinner: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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What happens when you strike gold?

You wake up, pull on your newly-invented Levi’s, grab your gold-mining pan, pop some Advil for the massive hangover you have from celebrating (and loosing) your find in the local saloon the night before, and head back to exactly the same spot in search of gold again. 

I know. This is what we learned in our California State history course in 4th grade.

… All of which is to justify why I’m back for round two of the gringo bibimbap deliciousness. This time, I’m giving it a little shake-shake of rice wine vinegar (which I’d forgotten how much I love), and half a bottle of Sav Blanc (for the cook).

Incidentally, the wine is a 2007 from Firestone Vineyard, in Santa Ynez Valley, bottled in Los Olivos, CA, two of three of which I’ve been to. The one I haven’t explicitly been to is the actual vineyard. Entirely unrelated, but even more worthy of your purchasing power, is nearby Firestone Walker’s microbrews. 

COST: The wine.
PREP TIME: 15 min. or less

‘Alternate’ photos from tonight’s cooking process after the jump: photo14photo-23

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