Not surprisingly, the food was absolutely delicious tonight, as were the cocktails.
The short ribs were even better than they looked in the picture. They needed nothing more than a gentle tug to pull away from the bone -- but the tender beef wasn't mushy in the least. The ribs held the perfect amount of semi-melted fat. All in all, a terrific precursor to tomorrow's pork. The bbq shrimp were amazing -- especially served atop the delicious risotto turned out by Rachel. The biscuits were ethereal and oh-so-tasty (I had 3!!). The tomato-cucumber-basil salad was the quintessence of the season.
And Varmint produced the best Peach Cobbler I've ever eaten in my life.
After the meal, I felt like I was part of something very special when I helped carry the pig out to the cooker. Once it was in place, Mummer broke out his accordian and put the perfect ending on the evening for us. A sweet moment to be sure.
We've fested and feasted for 2 days and the main event has even happened yet. Good stuff