The video is here.  Please enjoy, and let me know what you think.

Making the video was a fascinating process. I’m always intrigued with how things work and am often more captivated by the behind-the-scenes operation than the front-stage production. I’ve done a bit of video editing myself for business purposes, and had a vague idea of how four hours of filming and recording would be condensed into three minutes of published content. Nonetheless…wow.

People’s attention is the scarcest resource these days. It takes a great deal of discernment and focus to zero in on “the message” and ensure its essence is conveyed with an economy that delivers a punch. I can’t thank Nick and his team at Lines and Light Productions enough. Not only did they produce a video that left me speechless, they were intensely engaged while remaining calm and humorous throughout. An absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you guys!

I’ve added the video link to the last post, updated some of the content and added links to the recipes.

As promised, here is the menu with the wine pairings and links to the recipes:

I’ve put an asterisk beside the recipes I used from At Home at Highclere by the Countess of Carnarvon.

Pastry Cups filled with Sour Cream and Caviar accompanied pre-dinner cocktails of Cliveden β€˜66 and Penicillin.
Celeriac Soup Garnished with Duck Confit (2014 Raimbault Sancerre)
Crab Cake on a bed of Petit Pea Risotto* (2015 Saint Romain French Burgundy)
Lime Sorbet
Rack of Lamb* with Roasted Vegetables in Parmesan Baskets* (2005 Gerard Depardieu Haut Medoc)
Better Than Crack Brownie Parfaits (Charles Mignon Brut Reserve Champagne)

And the submission is in to Highclere Castle (!!!)  I fired off the email this morning, after sending myself the email to ensure the pictures came through, and double checking the links about 25,000 times. It’s an odd feeling, sending your baby off into cyberspace. Now we await the announcement of the winner on March 31. 

Back to the workaday world now! Thanks everyone for your continued interest in our journey as we navigated the perils of contest submission. I will let you know as soon as I know anything!

Have a great rest of the week, everyone.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.

 

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