On Friday, before dinner, I dug this out and Jim and I had a glass. Are you wondering how we ended up with a bottle (I have 2 actually) of Chardonnay with Legislative Assembly of Ontario on the label?
On one of our many trips up to Niagara-on-the-Lake and on one of our many stops at Hillebrand Estates Winery we spent the afternoon with our friend, Archie, who poured for us in the winery's wine club members room. He happened to point out this unique back vintage that was sitting on the shelf. Hillebrand had been selected to supply the wine for Queen's Park that year, hence the label. Archie opened one for shits & giggles and we really liked it. It was soft and buttery, with just enough oak. I seem to remember it being a reasonable price so we bought 2 bottles. The next time we were up, I asked Archie if there were anymore available. He sort of laughed and said that those bottles weren't supposed to be for sale. They were for the winery's library. Ooops!
Onto dinner! While I was home from work on Friday, I made seitan from Vegan with a Vengeance. It turned out spectacularly well. I then used that to make, also from VwaV, Ethiopian Seitan and Peppers. OMG!! Was it ever yummy! And it was soooo easy.
We had it with some brown rice and Quick Roast Green Beans and Peppers from The Everyday Vegan. I know I'm nuts for cooking in the heat, but I wanted hot FOOD! It was a delicious dinner that made enough that we can have the leftovers for another meal.
I also wanted to show you what Jim brought home for me.