A few weeks ago I went out for lunch (probably for the last time in several months). Aquitaine Chestnut Hill was conveniently located, and I had not been to a local bistro in some time. I chose a Salade Niçoise, mostly because I was interested in the “Tuna Conserva” mentioned on the menu. It was very good, so when I found a lovely small tuna steak at Legal Sea Foods, near the restaurant that afternoon, I bought the tuna. The next day I started researching “Tuna Conserva” on the internet. I had poached tuna in olive oil before, but what I found was even less complicated and time-consuming:
That night I made it for dinner, along with crispy sautéed fingerling potatoes, spinach with garlic, and sautéed carrots. Delicious, and we had a little left over for lunch the next day.
Realizing that the world might end later this year, I figured it was time to open a 1995 Gevrey-Chambertin from Alain Burguet that had been resting comfortably in my cellar for over 20 years. That was my best decision all week.