This is the kind of deliciousness you can find when you show up to one of the free tastings at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits on Wednesdays or Thursdays nights.
Tonight, there were some wonderful European wines (whose names & provenances I've sadly forgotten), as well as food from two great trucks: San Francisco-based Chairman Bao and the local stalwart SausageFest.
Pictured above is a kind of sampler platter from the Chairman Bao truck: (clockwise from upper left) Pork Belly, Tofu, Spicy Chicken, another Tofu, and (in the middle) Coke-braised pork. All were exceedingly scrumptious, and my personal fave was the Pork Belly Bao. Fine food made by very nice people.
Although tonight was ostensibly a wine-tasting, I paired the platter above with a glass of New Belgium Cocoa Mole (which I've written about previously). The combination put a smile on my face and filled my belly with happiness.
Of the 5 wines being sampled, I preferred the chardonnay (though I'm not sure it was actually a chardonnay) and the cheaper cabernet (probably owing to my rather untrained, blue-collar palate). But, honestly, they were all very good.
For dessert, I topped it all off with some venison sausage from SausageFest, which was rich & flavorful.
Of course, all of this wonderful fare wouldn't be half as fulfilling without the charming & gracious company of such people as the Khourys, Kim, Lisa, the other Kim & Caleb, Chris, Natalie, Josh, Oliver, and the rest of motley denizens of Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits. They make it fun.
If I die tonight, it'll be as a happy man.
Maybe you'll join me next week?