The impulse shopper in me came out to play last Friday night. In my opinion, any excuse is a good excuse to buy a new dress, but it is nearly imperative to bedeck myself in fresh finery before any big event. I direct your attention to my previous blog post where I brag about organizing a dinner at Bravo Restaurant in Chilliwack with Jaime Kowan. Anyhow, I took myself to the mall and giddily pranced into one of my favourite stores where I proceeded to sift through the racks of pretty attire until something caught my eye. A few articles asked me to take them to the fitting room with me and so I did… whereupon I found the dress that was clearly made for me.
So, back to the musings of my soul mate Michael and how his ponderings pertain to my recent purchase. If my new dress were a glass of wine it would be a Kir Royale. First of all I should explain that a Kir Royale is actually a cocktail, yet one of the two essential ingredients in it is a healthy dose of Champagne. Champagne is wine and therefore I am totally right. As always. Goodness I’m bad… why are you still reading this? The other ingredient in a Kir Royale is a black currant liqueur called Cassis. What you do is you pour one ounce of chilled Cassis into a Champagne flute. You then take your Champagne and fill the glass. Here’s the important part: when you pour the Champagne you need to pour it ever so slowly and carefully over the back of a spoon and down the side of the glass. If you are steady-handed and patient, you will end up with a layered effect where the Cassis stays at the bottom of the glass while the Champagne floats on top. And that is why if my new dress were a wine, it would be a Kir Royale. The bottom of the dress is black and the top of it is vanilla coloured. This makes perfect sense to me.