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Days of Wine and Truffles.

Marijana's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and it was time for your yearly culinary trip to the coast. We spent almost entire Saturday at the Winery Rojac, home of my all time favourite red wine - Stari d'Or, which can be translated as Old Gold. Wine was magnificent, food was extraordinary, company was perfect and the day was just divine. Some 10 hours later and - after some obligatory (for us) wine purchase - some 800 euros lighter we went back to Ljubljana. Marijana, thanks again! Where would I be without my friends..........




Our birthday girl.

 



Despite appearances... my brother isn't a huge fan of meat.


Our view of the day.


Each got their own white truffle. This is mine before...


...and after. :)


Company (from left to right): the lady of the house Sonja, Iggy, Sonja's 7 month old babygirl Maruša, Marijana, Matjaž, Robert and the man with the magic touch, Uroš. Sonja and Uroš are incredible hosts. We felt like at home. Oh, and their wine........... :)


Late afternoon smoke.......


More late afternoon sun.


Vanilla kaki..... mmmmmmmm. :)


Another vanilla kaki. :)


The end of a wonderful day.
 





My people. I love them.



 


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dhruv_dhody
Nov. 8th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Beautiful Pictures!
Wine makes everything good! :)
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Wine is for gods! :)
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madknits
Nov. 8th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Lovely, just lovely.

Thanks for posting these.
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ken. We had a fantastic day. It deserves sharing.

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bygbrat
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
incredible photos! i've had the truffles from istria and they were lovely. I enjoy them but i am not crazy about the prices. :)

what is vanilla kaki?

that area looks like it could be tuscany. very beautiful! thanks!
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
Truffles from Istria are fantastic. They sell them for 1200€/kg these days, but if they find a joker, which is a single truffel over 100g, then the price goes up to 1500€/kg.

Vanilla kaki - it's one of the "versions" of kaki or - wikipedie says - persimmon fruit. They call it vanilla because of the colour.

And this area could be Tuscany - good wine is at home there, too. :))))))

Welcome
inbhirnis
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a perfect day!

I imagine you were like this at the end of it:

sparkytwmonkey
Nov. 8th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
"This is the one we didn't want. The empty one"

Love that clip! Thanks!
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jawnbc
Nov. 8th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Those are great. Except for the smoke, of course. :)

Both emails I have for you are dead; I sent one to your LJ alias instead. Can you update me with your proper email at john dot egan attt gmail?

Hvala!
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Well, some people still do smoke. :)

And you got all my emails. Prosim!

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ubermunkey
Nov. 8th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
such great pics!

looks like an amazing place
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Place is A BOMB! We'll take you there next time you come around.
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ubermunkey
Nov. 8th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
what is vanillla kaki?
soul_spider
Nov. 8th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
I second this question. In one picture it looks like a fruit, and in the other picture it looks like a handsome man.
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inbhirnis
Nov. 8th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
As I take another look at these pics, I realize I'll have to stock up on black sweaters in order to blend in and look fab and European when I get out to your part of the world... :-)
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, for this part of the year, black sweaters are a must..... :)
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paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
I like it A LOT!!!

Thanks, Bill.
theorybunny
Nov. 8th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
I miss good kaki's in canada...
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
A lot of them here now... tis the season.
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zedsled
Nov. 8th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Stunning photos, my friend. Simply stunning. Some day I hope I get the opportunity to have you narrate a day of my life through your photography. You could probably make even the most mundane day look amazing, and make the most amazing day look like the the best day of one's life!

My favorite is the photo of you and Iggy in the afternoon light. It's just perfect.
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot, really. :) I would love to do a photostory about your day. Well, I guess the pictures always show how people really feel. "My" gang was really happy yesterday and we all just showed it all. So, we have a deal? :)

Me and Iggy are.... ahhh.... so nice on that picture, I have to admit. It's my wallpaper now.
scunnerred
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Them's some cool clouds.

Is your brother a vegetarian?

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paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Clouds were amazing yesterday. I took 10 000 shots, but you don't like posts with too many pics. :)

No, he isn't a vegetarian, but - and it's almost the same with me - he is *very* picky when it comes to meat.
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tilia_tomentosa
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
LOL Robert was armed and dangerous! Was Iggy smiling behind those "weapons"?

Afternoon sun is good. Especially when it tricks you and Iggy into posing togeteher. :)

And you look yummier than the other vanilla kakis. ;)
paterson_si
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Yes.... very dangerous! But food was YUMMY! :)))))

Yes, Iggy and me pic is my wallpaper now. :)

Kakis... LOL
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ubermunkey
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
ah gotcha!
Please tell us more in your next language lesson!
I'd love to see / hear that lovely mouth of yours saying kaki.

;-)

paterson_si
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Now you made me do a loud LOL! :)
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paterson_si
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, Pete. :) I like my life, I enjoy it, I am happy in the middle of it. I think I am a happy person.

xxx
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