Had that friend over for dinner, the one whose wife just passed away. We started out with rotten milk and rotten meat ( cheese and charcuterie ) to nibble on with the wine. Served a cheese and cheddar soup next, with garlic breadsticks. For the next course, a beef loin roast with a fig and red wine sauce, bacon braised spinach on the side. Didn't really have much time to take pictures, but did get one passable shot of the beef:
Gary and my wife both enjoyed the sweet fig sauce, it had just a bit of cayenne in it, not at all like the version I did with the squab.
And I think Gary enjoyed getting out of the house and talking about old times. A very pleasant evening.