|Leila picks lemon curd. Just eggs, butter, sugar and lemon (recipe here),this lemon curd is made with the vibrant yellow yolks of chickens foraging on tender spring greens and impatient earth worms. It's the miracle of chickens that we get all the wild goodness of the earth but in the form of a rich and decadent dessert that tastes delicious. And since we are feeling decadent, we pair it with a bottle of 2017 Essence. Everyone deserves a little drink after a successful egg hunt.
The 2017 Essence is one of our favorite vintages. The layers of sugar and acid are balanced by salt and savory making for a rather stunning dessert beverage.
From the tasting notes: "Scents of fried apples, sage, and brown butter lead, supported by hints of herbs de Provence. On the palate, salted caramel and lemon curd. The finish is a lingering silkiness of apple butter, acidity, and summer savory."