Mont d’Or

出張から夕方夫が戻りました。金曜日なのでいつもなら外食ですが行きたいレストランが思いつかず、昨日夫に「どうする?」と聞いてみたところ、時間も少し遅いし疲れてるので家で食べたいとのこと。フライトの到着が予定より随分遅れたので、家で食べることにして良かったです。

My husband came back from his business trip this evening.  As it’s Friday today we usually eat out but I couldn’t think of any restaurant I wanted to go to, so I asked my husband if he had any suggestion yesterday. His answer was that he would like to eat at home because his flight is a bit late and also he was quite tired.  He suggested Cheese Fondue as he often does but I asked him what he thought about having Melting Mont D’or for a change, it’s very similar but different, and he was happy to have it.

夫からはチーズフォンデューのリクエストでしたが、わたしから「フォンデューはしょっちゅう食べてるから、少し変えてモンドールのオーブン焼きは?」と提案し、そうすることに。2人で食べるには多いですし高価ですが、クリスマスも近いですし。冷めて固まらないようにフォンデューのようにティーキャンドルで温めながらいただきました。他はハムやサラミやポテトや人参とサラダ、とチーズフォンデューのときと同じですが、ドライフルーツやナッツも一緒に。

Mont d’Or can be eaten as it is but is often eaten baked in the oven and melting like Fondue.  There is no way we can finish it and it’s quite expensive so I’d never bought it before but it’s special cheese that you can get only certain time of year and I learned that you CAN eat left-over within a few days so I thought we’ll try it. The rest of the meal is the same as when we have Cheese Fondue – Parma ham, salami, potato, carrot, salad (with pear) but added some dried fruit pate and dried fig to nibble.

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夜食事の時に撮る写真は電気の加減でどうしてもかなり黄色くなってしまうので、色温度を調整して自然に近い色に、そして明るく修正していますが、実際に目で見た感じは、これくらいの感じかな?と思います。

Photos taken at night look very yellow because of the lights so I always edit the colour temperature so it looks more natural and also brighten it up.  However, the real look is something more like this – I didn’t edit this one as much as I useally do.  Dinner photos look nicer this time of year because of the lights on the tree.

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今日は、クリスマス気分に近づくために(?)、シャンパンにしました。

To feel more Christmassy, we opened a bottle of Champagne.

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上の皮を取って(これも別に焼いていただけます)アルミフォイルで器ごと外側を包んでオーブンで10分くらい焼きました。もっとこんがりさせてもおいしいかもしれません。白ワインを加えてニンニクのみじん切りをのせるのが一般的なようですが、今日はそのまま焼きました。

I took off the rind from the top of the Mont d’Or, covered the whole thing in aluminum foil except the top and baked it in the oven for 10 minutes.  I guess it could have been baked a little longer to brown the top?  It seems like adding white wine and chopped garlic is very popular but I baked it without adding anything today.

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半分くらい余っているので、数日中にいただかなくては。

I think we had about a half of the cheese, we must try to have some more in the next few days.

同じようなものですが、チーズフォンデューとは味は全然違います。多分こちらの方がカロリー高いんでしょうね。でも、美味しかったです。

Although it seems very much like Cheese Fondue, it does taste quite different.  I’m guessing this is higher calories than usual Cheese Fondue…?  We enjoyed it, it made a change.

夫のフライトが遅れたので結局家に着いたのは8時40分ごろでした。レストランなら多分8時ごろに予約を入れていたと思うので大幅に遅れてしまうところ、家で食べることにして正解でした。

My husband’s flight was delayed and he didn’t get home until about 8.40pm.  We probably would have booked a table at 8.00pm if we’d planned to go to a restaurant and we would have been very late, so it was a good idea to eat at home.

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