La Scala, and the tale of the Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet ~ the little lioness

La Scala, and the tale of the Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet

Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet
‘scuse the light, it was a dinner for two moment.

There have been two bottle of the Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet following us around Canberra since Rish began his PhD in 2006. Waiting, “cellaring” in the linen closet, waiting for a celebration.

On Sunday night we went to one of out favourite places in Canberra, La Scala in Garema Place, for a bit of a celebratory dinner. Rish is finished and looking forward to the future, and I’m finished for the semester and looking for breathe for a little bit before the next challenge.

Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet

We took along one of the bottles of Cabernet. The cold cold bottle out of the linen closet. Opened it with a sense of adventure. It could be great, it could be off! Who knows!

Ahh, the beauty of screw caps! We were pleasantly surprised at how well it aged, how well it drank given the conditions it’s been under. We wondered, would we be able to tell had it been a cheaper bottle aged less, or the same bottle and not left for years? Who knows. There’s one more left.

La Scala, Canberra

Our meals were delicious as always. Mine was the Cod special, with mushroom, spinach, baby tomatoes and a pepper and saffron sauce.

La Scala, Canberra

For Rish, the very CHILI veal scallopini. Spicy, as expected.

La Scala, Canberra

Dessert for Rish while I finished the wine, a white chocolate and coffee pana cotta. Delish.

La Scala, Canberra

Then for a coffee and a brainstorm at Babar, as everywhere else was either closed or only had outside tables (on the -6 degree night, no less). Got to people-watch, and do a virtual butchers paper effort. Ahh, ramblings. xx



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10 comments for “La Scala, and the tale of the Tim Adams 2003 Cabernet

  1. May 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    oooh tat wine sounds delish! Enjoyed at one of my favourite restaurants none the less!

    • May 17, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      oh you love La Scala too ?

  2. May 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Is this the one next to Milk and Honey? I went once with my parents and had lovely lovely mussels. Clearly I need to return!

    • May 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      yes! it’s great! :D

  3. Chris
    May 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    i’ve been to la scala 4 or 5 times over a considerable number of years. it has never been disappointing, but it’s never been thrilling either: just solid quality. the atmosphere and location are good though.

    • May 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      We’ve been as a couple 3 times, and 3 good expriences. May be the wines we bring? ;)

      I went with a group once, and they didn’t do so well with that.

  4. Chris
    May 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    ps i though you’d go for hunter wines

    • May 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      A Hunter Shiraz is great, but too heavy for Rish, and we don’t like verdelho which is also a Hunter specialty.

  5. May 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I have never been there before and was just asking one of my work friends if the place was good. Obviously it is!

    • May 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      Oh I love it there.

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