It has been a hard week. But at the end of the week… it’s time to relax. It is not exactly Miller time, … we have other ways of doing things.
Tonight I opted out of supper in the house. Instead a friend and colleague came over and, instead of going out to a restaurant, we repaired to my chambers in the fifth loggia.
We were able to fend off death by starvation by means of some Norwegian salmon and nicely chilled Colomba Platino, a Corvo from Sicily. There was also the option of some very thinly sliced San Daniele prosciutto, and a couple cheeses, a very good one I think I might have told you about, seasoned in walnut leaves, and a gorgonzola with herbs. I happened to have a bottle of grappa supplied by the Knights of Malta. There is also some McCallan single malt available.
Not a bad way to fend off starvation. And to fend off mosquitoes, there are always cigars. Tonight a Cuban Romeo Y Julietta. I am only showing the wrapper for the cigar here. It was good. I am finishing it by watching The Cardinal by Otto Preminger. Some fun traditionalist stuff in it. The consecration is going on right now. It was filmed in a church a stone’s throw from here. Santa Maria sopra Minerva.