Food - This exceptional lamb loin recipe from Chris Horridge features a wonderful combination of elements, with blushing lamb served on a bed of creamy Parmesan risotto and wilted spinach, finished off with roast shallots, wild mushrooms and olives.
Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette - this recipe i used as a loose guide. I used apple cider vinegar bc i had no white. I thought it was light and flavorful. Matt doesnt dig citrus vinaigrettes but he ate it wo complaint.
These are perfect green beans: simple flavors combined into an elegant dish that goes with almost anything. Jacques Pepin suggests a roast chicken, but they would pair equally well with a celebratory roast. (Photo: Michael Kraus for The New York Times)