Usually when I make this comment, spicy food is involved. Angela and her dad both love spicy food. They used to have competitions eating peppers and other hot foods.
Most recently, I made the comment over a nice steak dinner at Restaurant Iris. Angela was gliding ladylike into her second Sazerac as I was still sipping prissily on my first Pimms cup.
Angela said, “you know, a whiskey drink is just perfect with this dish. The smokiness of whiskey just goes better with a nice steak like this than a red wine, I think. When there’s a cheese sauce like this, whiskey just seems to pick up the complexity of the flavors better.”
It’s times like that that I think, “if I were half the man my wife is…”
It’s times like that that I realize that I am the luckiest man on earth.