Our friend Scott comes to visit two or three times a year. Every time, it’s an excuse for a parade of food and wine, whether it’s what we eat at home or go out for. Our start was straightaway from the airport at Wood-Fired Pizza, where we noshed on the Dante’s Inferno, BBQ Bacon Jam, and Tampa Verde pies. We drank one of our last 2010 Martinelli Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa, which is the perfect pizza juice: great spices and rich racy fruit, with enough acidity to stand up to the red sauce on the pies.
We spent yesterday with our friends at Armada Games, and our diet was gamer-appropriate: Five Guys Burgers and Fries for lunch, roast pork from Checo’s Latin restaurant right next to the game shop for dinner. I’ve always been happy with everything I’ve had from Checo’s, which boasts an excellent Cuban sandwich.
Today we’re spending at the house, relaxing on the lanai. We got the day rolling with one of our favorites, Challah Bread French Toast (which I posted about last month). There were two differences today. The first was using Grand Marinier instead of Amaretto. The second was cinnamon honey butter, made with Savannah Bee Company’s Winter White honey. A mixed fruit bowl and some Smithfield bacon rounded out a great way to start our lazy day.