Steak – I grip the knife tightly and pull it across the meat in anticipation. A slice falls to the plate with a trickle of warm blood. It does not stay there for long before my teeth are tearing at this piece of prime, corn fed, midwestern angus beef tenderloin. Grilled to perfection by a fellow G-Boy with a salt and pepper rub. It’s supper time!
Wiggle your big toe. – the Bride (from Kill Bill)
Wine – Grabbing the glass by the stem and taking a moment to note the aroma, I follow the slice of steak with a swallow of Brancaia Tre (a blend of three varietals; Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet). Bottled in 2007, this wine is a 93 point top 10 selection for 2009 by Wine Spectator. A silly grin creeps across my face, I can tell that this meal is going to be good. Very good.
It was not my intention to do this in front of you. For that I’m sorry. But you can take my word for it, your mother had it comin’. When you grow up, if you still feel raw about it, I’ll be waiting.
– the Bride (another from Kill Bill)
Salad – Normally, that is all that needs to be said on the subject of leafy greens. It’s not meat. I prefer to dine efficiently. The steer grazed on the salad, so I go straight to the beef and get my greens that way. Efficient. But this was a spinach salad covered in a warm bacon dressing. You read that right, bacon. “More please…”
Funny. You like samurai swords, I like baseball.
- Hattori Hanzo (yet another from… you get the idea)
Sprouts – As in brussels sprouts. You know, the tiny little “I want to be a cabbage when I grow up” kind of brussels sprouts. Sauteed in chicken broth, thyme, basil and bacon. Yes, more bacon. Can there be too much bacon in your meal? No. Sprouts covered with Panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese that have been placed in the oven and toasted until they are golden brown. I have never tasted anything like these sprouts! I may have to reconsider my efficiency paradigm.
Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with samurai swords. – O-Ren Ishii
The evening started informally with beer. Cold beer and bruschetta. Delicious. Red wine with the meal. The second bottle was a 91 point Malbec from Argentina, a 2006 Pascual Toso. The wine selections went perfectly with the meal.
I am gonna ask you questions. And every time you don’t give me answers, I’m gonna cut something off. And I promise you, they will be things you will miss.
– the Bride
Coffee and water to awaken the spirit and prepare us for what was to come. We set up the Keurig coffee brewer while we digested the meal. The coffee was good as there was a nip in the air on this winter evening. It is important to stay hydrated with water too, in order to truly appreciate the drinks consumed and the drinks about to be consumed.
From here you can get an excellent view of my foot. – Pai Mei
Kill Bill Vol. 1 – After dinner we adjourned to the media room for back-to-back screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill; The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her – a team she was once part of.
Whiskey – A glass with two fingers, or so, of Maker’s Mark 46 hand crafted Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey over ice. This bourbon is special. An aged, 94 proof whiskey with toasty oak, vanilla and carmel flavors that goes down smooth and soft. 46 inspires poetry and song, but that’s another post.
Kill Bill Vol. 2 – The murderous Bride continues her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and his two remaining associates; his younger brother Budd, and Bill’s latest flame Elle.
Whisky – A glass of Balvenie Doublewood 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (yes, they spell ‘whisky’ differently in Scotland). Aged in whisky oak and sherry oak barrels for a unique taste and aroma with a long warm finish. A GB favorite!
Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey. – Budd
What a night this turned out to be! Dinner and cinema. Quinten Tarantino’s Kill Bill is over the top, visually stunning, bloody, quirky and a lot of fun. Babes with swords and attitude. Good food, drink and conversation with friends. Gluttonous enjoyment. We need to do this again.
Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down…