I am stuck in the city and the closest I will get to the beach is
dreaming beach dreams. To say that I have cabin fever is an
understatement. I have not had a vacation out of the state in
six years. But I can dream can't I?
While I am setting up this seaside tablescape I am wondering what to make for
dinner and suddenly it dawns on me ...
I went to the market and bought shrimp, clams, rock fish and
some scallops. Ciopinno can be made with whatever fish is fresh,
but generally has some type of shellfish included. It's the yummiest
seafood stew and is a meal in itself served with some French bread.
Some good wines to serve to continue with our beach theme would be
this Ocean Blue 2010 Vinho Verde from northern Portugal.
How about a merlot from Barefoot Cellars in Napa, California?
Of course, if you are not a wine drinker ~ how about
a Nantucket Nectars lemonade?
Since I am just about to prepare the ciopinno, I will share that
with you for another post. Maybe later I will re-read A Gift From the Sea.
Sail on over and visit ~
Bentley ~ maybe you and I will be able to fly to Chicago later this
summer or early this fall. We need a break!
Susan and Bentley