If food is the way to one's heart..what's your dish?
Tacos and Pacifico's are always a winner..
Panko crusted chicken breast with a caper beurre blanc with homemade mac n'cheese.. roasted brussels sprouts and a great bordeaux..dozen Kumamoto oysters with a fab bottle of french champagne.
desserts can be from a banana split to vanilla pudding with fresh berries..french macarons to nuts and berries, limoncello or a late harvest gerwurtz..
What's your dish?
you are right, Brussel sprouts MUST be roasted in EVOO, with garlic and new potatoes, maybe rosemary.
at a different meal perfect latkes - fried in duck fat
char grilled outer skirt steak,
char grilled rare top sirloin
char grilled med rare ribeye
red coconut milk curry
Virtually anything Indian
smoked spares (keep the babybacks, spares are where it's at)
mollusks in any format.
Yellow poke cake.
Fresh raw oysters
Steamed lobster and Dungeness crab
Sunday gravy and spaghetti
Fresh collard greens with cornbread
Pate fois gras