Last night Brendan and I decided to tackle my new cookbook Around My French Table by choosing Chicken Diable or more literally, Chicken Devil. The dish, which incorporates a rather rich grainy mustard sauce was juicy and a perfect way to end our thursday. For a side we paired the chicken with some broiled asparagus brushed with EVOO, salt and pepper and topped with a glass of dry white wine from Bully Hill Vineyards.
We completed the evening with watching Casa Blanca, yes a classic indeed. I remember the first classic I saw, Some Like it Hot and all I could think was oh no it's black and white! Luckily Brendan assured me that my time would not be wasted and I was pleasantly surprised.
Casa Blanca proved to be a true classic film and I suggest it to anyone who will take the chance with a B&W. Set during the time of WWII in unoccupied Africa, a couple comes to Casa Blanca in hopes of reaching America. Victor and Ilsa had escaped Occupied France together as a married couple but surprises and secrets are revealed once they enter Rick's Cafe American.