Tasted Monday, December 28, 2009 by hcampana with 443 views
My daughter was born on October 24, 2009. She is a cutey and is thankfully very healthy. My wife and I organized her baptism ceremony for late December so we could take advantage of a lot of our friends been in town for the holidays.
Most of our guests do not drink wine, so the number of people and the number of people are not going to check for wine geeks. I decided to celebrate in a hard to forget fashion, hiring a farmer to slow cook a whole pig. The hog weighed 81 pounds alive and easily fed 50 people with plenty of leftover meat. The cook rubbed it with salt and spices and injected the muscles with a "secret" recipe of several ingredients. The secret to the whole thing, is not to rush things. It took 7 hours to properly cook the hog. The tastiness of this dish is incredible.
For appetizers, I had fresh Baja scallops and lime cooked shrimp ceviche.
As the evening ended, I reflected on how fortunate I am. My family and friends were having a good time, food had been incredibly good and those drinking wines drank well.
The scene remitted me to childhood memories of the ending scene of many issues of the French (Belgian?) comic Asterix & Obelix where the whole Gallic tribe would roast several boars to celebrate yet another triumph over the invading Romans.
It does not get better than this in life.