At the farmer's market the other day I found some great mushrooms.
Seared them on HIGH - added them to a rich stock flavored with Porcini that I brought back from Italy - Perfect. A touch of butter and some cream just took it to another level. A touch of chopped parsley to end.
At Costco they have a great product - Haricots Verts nicely packaged and ready to use. Some of those - blanched in water as salty as the sea - topped with butter roasted thinly sliced almonds - just great.
The wine was brought over by my friend Yaniv. He has a colleague in Italy who sends over some bottles and this time we enjoyed a nice Brunello di Montalcino as well as an Amarone della Valpolicella.