Pairs With: Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary, Salmon, Pasta Bolognese, Blue Cheese, Pork Tenderloin, Aged Ribeye, Roasted Vegetables, Herbed Chicken, Pasta in White Sauce, Strawberries With Cream, Roasted Duck, Grilled Chicken, Rib-eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter, Roasted Eggplant with Provolone Cheese, Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries, Smoked Lamb Shoulder with Rosemary, Grilled Short Ribs with Blackberry Barbecue Sauce, Smoked Gouda Cheese, Swiss Chard Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce, Mushrooms sautéed with Garlic and Wine, Teleme Cheese with Cherry Preserves, Grilled Shrimp with Tropical Fruit Salsa, Goat Cheese, Pizza, Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops, Filet Mignon, Mac N’ Cheese with Chorizo, Wild Mushroom Pizza, Penne Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Ceviche, Lobster Quiche, Quinoa Salad, Chocolate Cake, Cesar Salad, Oysters, Camembert, Prawn, Braised Beef in Red Wine Sauce, Three Cheese Baked Ziti, Roasted Chicken, Grilled Salmon, Pâté, Pears, Mango Salsa, Seafood Linguine, Caprese Salad with Ripe Peach Slices, Jerk Chicken, Lasagna, Fruit Salad, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Chestnut Soup, Turkey, Gruyère, Crab, Bouillabaisse, Swordfish, Sea Bass, Rabbit Stew, Sushi, Strawberries, Braised Short Ribs, Pasta Primavera, Mahi-Mahi, Lemon Herb Chicken, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Tuna, Morels, Sweetbreads, Hamburger, Chicken Alfredo, Chocolate Truffles, French Bleu d’ Auvergne, Mushroom Ravioli, Cheese Soufflé, Ny Strip Steak, Spinach Salad, French Bread, Jambalaya, Tri Tip Sandwich, Crab Cakes, Dijon Chicken, Dried Fruits, Sautéed Mushrooms, Chicken Liver, Parmesan, Salmon Ceviche, Lamb Chops With Cabernet Mushroom Sauce, Flatbread Pizza with Fresh Tomato Salad, Mango Caprese Salad, Figs, Barbecue Chicken, Edam, Coconut Curry Lime Mussels, Chicken Piccata, Mushroom Risotto, Autumn Salad, Blueberries, Gnocchi With Tomato Sauce, Leg of Lamb, Blue Cheese Burger, Beef Stew, Pork Chops, Vanilla Ice Cream, Brioche, Black Olive Baguette, Nicoise Salad, Chicken in Mushroom Sauce, Bacon Cheeseburger, Beef Stroganoff, Spring Rolls, Sweet and Sour Rabbit, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Osso Buco, Peppercorn-crusted New York strip steak, Ostrich Filet, Clams, Grilled Chicken Wings, Seafood Puff Pastry, Cherries, Caprese Salad, Duck Rillettes, Polenta, Duck Confit, Gorgonzola Gnocchi, Ratatouille, Spicy Doritos, Watermelon, Soppresatta, Fontina, Lobster Roll, Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Memphis Style Dry Rub Ribs, Polenta With Wild Mushrooms, Gouda, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Scallops with Almond, Curry & Red Wine Reduction, Pulled Pork, Chicken Mole, Pork Ravioli, Crab Salad on Blini, Tomatoes, Sour Cherry Pie, Prime Rib, Pan Seared Salmon, Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan Cheese, Lentil Soup, Potatoes with Rosemary, Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Grilled Scallops, Fish and Chips, Pistachios, Spicy Mango Salad, Grilled Corn on the Cobb, Dark Chocolate Soufflé, Chicken Dumplings, Black Forest Cake, Sea Urchin, T Bone Steak, Rib Eye Steak, Rack of Lamb, Squid Ink Pasta, Baby Back Ribs, Tandoori Chicken, Chocolate Mousse, Spaghetti and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Lemon Meringue Pie, Milk Chocolate, Crème Brûlée, Minestrone Soup, Spicy Ribs, Steak with BBQ Sauce, Mango Salad, Prawn Risotto, Prosciutto, Portabella Mushrooms, Herb Risotto, Curried Vegetables with Coconut Milk, Foie-gras, Seafood Gratin, Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Salmon Rilette, Seared Sole, Berry Soup, Thin Crust Pizza, Porterhouse Steak, Apple Pie with Cinnamon, Fruit Cake, Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar, Keta Salmon Maki, Lobster, Quiche, Raspberry Sorbet, Hungarian Goulash, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Smoked Salmon, Carpaccio, S’more, Eggplant Parmesan, Spicy Baby Back Ribs, Beef Stuffed Manicotti, Taleggio, Beef Tenderloin with Blackberry Dressing, Waygu Beef Sashimi, Black Olive Pizza, Mediterranean Mixed Grill, Fruit Tart, Reblochon, Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Pork Banh Mi, Grilled Lamb, Pasta With Meat Sauce, Asparagus, Empanadas, Omelet, NY Cheesecake, Lamb Stew with Chestnuts Sauce, Pretzels with Mustard, Bread Pudding with Apples, Prunes and Walnuts, Lemon Cake, Cornbread, Fish Taco, Pizza with Arugula, Eggplant and Mozzarella., BBQ Beef Ribs, Chicken Curry, Shrimp, Calamari, Lamb Sliders with Balsamic Onion, Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetable Paella, Aged Cheddar, Florentine Steak, Rib Eye with Chimichurri Sauce, Roasted Cashews, Braised Lamb, Chicken Cacciatora, Roasted duck – “coq au vin”, Lamb Stew, Guinea Fowl, Pork Belly, Rosemary Chicken, Herb-Crusted Lamb, Chicken and Waffles, Baba Ghanoush, Lemon Roasted Branzino, Fish Tartar, Pan-Fried Scallops, Beef Bourguignon, Charcuterie, Halibut Risotto, Seafood Risotto, Hazelnut-Crusted Halibut, Sausage Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Aged Gouda, Beef Tagine, Cannelloni, Chicken Korma, Poppadoms, Grilled Fajitas, Nachos, Buttered Popcorn, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Parmesan, Anchovies, Cold Cod Soup, Truffle, Walnuts, Roasted Almonds, Stilton, Veal Roasted with Lemon and Sage, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Baked Halibut, Brie, Manchego, Camembert Millefeuille with Raspberries and Rosemary., Red Berry Clafouti, Caramelized Walnuts, Tiramisu, Fruit Glazed Pork Chops, Truffle Risotto, Prosciutto Wrapped Melon, Fettuccine Alfredo, Goat Cheese Salad, Bigorre “Black Pork”, Chicken Casserole, Walnut Feta Salad, Shrimp Skewer, Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Watermelon Salad, Canapés, Fruit Gratin, Short Ribs, BBQ Prawns, Shrimp Pad Thai, Cremini Mushrooms, Braised Venison, Four Cheese Lasagna, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Honey Drizzled Goat Cheese, Candied Nuts, Sugar Cookies With Cinnamon and Sugar, Spiced Pecans, Mango and Cucumber Salmon, Fruit Cobbler, Tuna Fish Sushi – Maguro, Tomato Tartlet, Mussels, Squid, Mozzarella Sticks, Spanish Omelette, Bitter Chocolate, Goat Cheese Salad with Vinaigrette, Stuffed Mushrooms, Pumkin Mac N’ Cheese, Seafood Pasta, Oyster Po’boy, Crottin Chavignol, Italian Sausage, Italian sausage with sweet and sour peppers, Roquefort, Chorizo Chicken Wings, Chicken Tarragon, Fingerling Potatoes, Biscotti, Pound Cake, Braised Lamb Shanks, Seared Pork Belly & Green Pepper Pinchos w/ Lemon Zest, Crudités, Potato Soup, Red tuna fish Carpaccio, Onion Ice Cream, Arugula Salad, Pumpkin Soup, Roasted Brussels sprouts, Spiced Cashews, Roast Suckling Pig, Vegetable Lasagna, Tagliatelle with Duck Sauce, Herb Roasted Chicken, Korean BBQ Beef, Rib Roast with Horseradish Sauce, Spring Vegetable Soup, Baked Chicken Thighs with Feta, Lemon and Capers, Mussels with Tomato, Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Poached Shrimp, Burger with Havarti cheese, Grilled Lamb Chops, Fried Cod, Stuffed Squid, Beef Brisket, Walnut Cake, Banana Tatin, Lobster Ravioli, Grilled Trout, Chicken Tangine, Fish Crudités, Fennel and Orange Salad, Cedar Planked Salmon, Filet Mignon, Coffee and Port Wine Sauce, Grilled Swordfish Salad with Thai Spices, Sirloin Steak Mushrooms and Truffle Oil

Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary

A beef tenderloin, known as an eye fillet in New Zealand and Australia, fillet in South Africa and the UK, filet in France and Germany, is cut from the loin of beef.

Pairs With: Beringer Founders Estate Merlot

Salmon

Salmon is a popular food. Classified as an oily fish, salmon is considered to be healthy due to the fish's high protein, high omega-3 fatty acids, and high vitamin D content.

Pairs With: Maison Nicolas Pinot Noir 2015 750ml, , Le Grand Noir Pinot Noir 750ml, Kris Pinot Grigio 750ml

Pasta Bolognese

Bolognese sauce, known in Italian as ragù (alla) bolognese, or simply argue is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. In Italian cuisine, it is customarily used to dress  "tagliatelle al argue" and to prepare " lasagne alla bolognese".

Pairs With: Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 750ml, 90 + Cellars Lot 27 Reserve Barbera d’Alba 2016 750ml, TerraNoble Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Beringer Founders Estate Merlot

Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is a general classification of cheeses that have had cultures of the mold Penicillium added so that the final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue, blue-grey, blue-green, or blue-brown mold and carries a distinct smell, either from that or various specially cultivated bacteria.

Pairs With: Cupcake Vineyards Petite Sirah 750ml, Private: Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2016 750ml, Fonseca Porto Ruby Port 750ml, Campo Viejo Gran Reserva Rioja 750ml, Stags Leap Petite Sirah 750ml, Taylor Fladgate Fine Tawny Port 750ml

Pork Tenderloin

The pork tenderloin  the most tender part of the animal, because these muscles are used for posture, rather than locomotion.

Pairs With: Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, New Amsterdam Apple Vodka – 50ML, Rodney Strong Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016 750ml

Aged Ribeye

The rib eye or ribeye is a beef steak from the rib section. Dry-aged beef is beef that has been hung or placed on a rack to dry for several weeks.

Pairs With: Dark Horse Double Down 750ml, Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 750ml, Big Smooth Zinfandel 2016 750ml, Beringer Founders Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Roasted Vegetables

Pairs With: Di Giovanna Rosso Gerbino 750ml – Organic, Beringer Founders Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Herbed Chicken

Pairs With: Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris 2014 750ml, J.Lohr Merlot 2015 750ml, Hess Collection Napa Valley Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Pasta in White Sauce

Pairs With: Barefoot Chardonnay, Voga Pinot Grigio 750ml, Kir-Yianni Assyrtiiko 750ml

Strawberries With Cream

A sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface.

Pairs With: Barefoot Pink Moscato

Roasted Duck

Duck cooked in dry heat, usually an oven, usually with added fat.

Pairs With: Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, , Line 39 Merlot 2016 750ml, Vina Ijalba Rioja Crianza 2015 750ml

Grilled Chicken

Chicken cooked on a grill or gridiron.

Pairs With: Black Box Chardonnay 3L, Bota Box Merlot 1.5L, Clos du Bois Chardonnay, One Leaf Pinot Noir 750ml, Campo Viejo Tempranillo 750ml

Rib-eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Roasted Eggplant with Provolone Cheese

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Sandeman Ruby Porto 750ml, Chocolate Shop Chocolate Red Wine 750ml, Veramonte Red Blend, 750ml – Organic

Smoked Lamb Shoulder with Rosemary

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah 750ml

Grilled Short Ribs with Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah 750ml

Smoked Gouda Cheese

A flat round cheese with a yellow rind, originally made in the town of Gouda in the Netherlands.

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah 750ml

Swiss Chard Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Pinot Noir 750ml

Mushrooms sautéed with Garlic and Wine

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Pinot Noir 750ml

Teleme Cheese with Cherry Preserves

Teleme is an American semi-soft cheese originating from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Teleme cheese was invented by Serafino Iacono before World War II. The first manufacturing facility was in Tomales, California. The name of the company that made the cheese was New Sonoma Creamery.

Pairs With: Bogle Vineyards Pinot Noir 750ml

Grilled Shrimp with Tropical Fruit Salsa

Pairs With: Bonterra Vineyards Viognier 750ml- Organic

Goat Cheese

Cheese made from goat's milk

Pairs With: Bonterra Vineyards Viognier 750ml- Organic, Fetzer Pinot Noir 750ml, , Domaine De L’oliver Muscadet 2017 750ml, Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017 750ml – Organic, Louis Latour Morgeot Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2014 750ml, Chateau de Thauvenay Les Vignes du Baron Sancerre 750ml

Pizza

A dish of Italian origin consisting of a flat, round base of dough baked with a topping of tomato sauce and cheese, typically with added meat or vegetables.

Pairs With: Bonterra Vineyards Viognier 750ml- Organic, Bota Box Merlot 1.5L, Chateau Souverain Merlot 2014 750ml, Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml, One Leaf Chardonnay 750ml, Il Poggione Rosso Toscana 2018 750ml, Chateau du Cedre Marcel Malbec 2018 750ml

Pasta with Marinara Sauce

Marinara  sauce is an Italian sauce that originated in Naples, usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions. Its many variations can include the addition of capers, olives and spices.

Pairs With: Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon

Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops

Pairs With: Bota Box Chardonnay 1.5L,

Filet Mignon

Filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin, or psoas major of the beef carcass, usually a steer or heifer. In French this cut can also be called filet de bœuf, which translates in English to beef fille

Pairs With: Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, Cristal Aguardiente – 1.75L, Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Mac N’ Cheese with Chorizo

Pairs With: Bota Box Pinot Grigio

Wild Mushroom Pizza

Pairs With: Bota Box Revolution 1.5L, One Leaf Pinot Noir 750ml

Penne Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Penne is a type of pasta with cylinder-shaped pieces.

Pairs With: Bota Box Revolution 1.5L, Clos du Bois Merlot 750ml, Bodega Ruca Malen Malbec 750ml, Ruffino Chianti Classico Aziano 750ml

Ceviche

Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of Latin America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers.

Pairs With: Bodegas Baron Micaela Cream Sherry 750ml

Lobster Quiche

Quiche  is a savoury, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury custard with cheese, meat, seafood and/or vegetables.. Quiche can be served hot or cold. It is part of French cuisine but is also popular in other countries, particularly as party food

Pairs With: Cook’s Brut Imperial 750ml

Quinoa Salad

Pronounced “keen-wah,” this protein-packed grain contains every amino acid, and is particularly rich in lysine, which promotes healthy tissue growth throughout the body. Quinoa is also a good source of iron, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, and fiber.

Pairs With: Cupcake Vineyards Pinot Noir 750ml

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is a cake flavored with melted chocolate and/or cocoa powder.

Pairs With: Cockburn’s Fine Ruby Port 750ml

Cesar Salad

A Caesar salad is a salad of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, and black pepper.

Pairs With: Domaine Chandon Brut Classic 750ml, Domaine Chandon Brut 750ml, Luna di Luna Chardonnay & Pinot Grigio

Oysters

Pairs With: Domaine Chandon Brut Classic 750ml, Gloria Ferrer Brut Rose 750ml, Korbel Brut 750ml – Organic, Pepi Pinot Grigio 750ml, Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2013 750ml, Abadía de San Campio Albariño 2014 750ml, Chateau Souverain Sauvignon Blanc 750ml, Private: Tarlant Brut Champagne Dosage Zéro 750ml, Poema Cava Brut 750ml, Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017 750ml – Organic

Camembert

A kind of rich, soft, creamy cheese with a whitish rind, originally made near Camembert in Normandy.

Pairs With: Hanging Vine Parcel 22 Pinot Noir 750ml, Kim Crawford Chardonnay 750ml, Fitvine Brut Prosecco 750ml

Prawn

Pairs With: Fetzer Pinot Noir 750ml, Korbel Sweet Rose 750ml, The Little Penguin Shiraz, Champagne Jacquart Brut 750ml

Braised Beef in Red Wine Sauce

Pairs With: Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 750ml

Three Cheese Baked Ziti

Three Cheese Baked Ziti. The sauce that coats the pasta is so cheesy, rich, and full of flavor. Anytime you've got three great cheeses like mozzarella, fontina, and parmesan melted together, things are going to be good.

Pairs With: Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 750ml

Roasted Chicken

Roast chicken is chicken prepared as food by roasting.
Try this dish wish mashed potatoes for a more complex pairing.

Pairs With: Maison Nicolas Pinot Noir 2015 750ml, Dalton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml – Kosher, Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir 750ml

Grilled Salmon

Pairs With: Hanging Vine Parcel 22 Pinot Noir 750ml, Chateau de Thauvenay Les Vignes du Baron Sancerre 750ml, Calista Pinot Noir Coastal Range 750ml

Pâté

Pâté is a mixture of cooked ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. Common additions include vegetables, herbs, spices, and either wine or brandy.

Pairs With: Korbel Extra Dry 750ml, Nederburg Winemaster’s Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Pears

A yellowish- or brownish-green edible fruit that is typically narrow at the stalk and wider toward the base, with sweet, slightly gritty flesh.

Pairs With: Korbel Sweet Cuvee 750ml

Mango Salsa

Pairs With: Korbel Sweet Rose 750ml

Seafood Linguine

Pairs With: La Marca Prosecco, Torresella Pinot Grigio 750ml

Caprese Salad with Ripe Peach Slices

Pairs With: Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne

Jerk Chicken

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken.

Pairs With: Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Domaine Chandon Sweet Star 750ml, Chandon Sweet Star Champagne 750ml

Lasagna

A baked Italian dish consisting of wide strips of pasta cooked and layered with meat or vegetables, cheese, and tomato sauce.

Pairs With: Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Matchbook Wines Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml, Luna di Luna Merlot & Cabernet, Donnafugata Sedara Nero d’Avola 2016 750ml

Fruit Salad

A mixture of different types of chopped fruit served in syrup or juice.

Pairs With: Freixenet Cava Cordon Rosado 750ml, Freixenet Ice Rose 750ml

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A strawberry dipped in chocolate.

Pairs With: Fonseca Bin 27 Porto 750ml -Organic, Moët & Chandon Nectar Rose Imperial Champagne 750ml

Chestnut Soup

Pairs With: Ramos Pinto 10 Year Old Tawny Quinta de Ervamoira Porto 750ml

Turkey

A large mainly domesticated game bird native to North America, having a bald head and (in the male) red wattles. It is prized as food, especially on festive occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.- Oxford

Pairs With: Baron Herzog Jeunesse Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Wolffer Estate Rose Summer In A Bottle 750ml, Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio 750ml, Calista Pinot Noir Coastal Range 750ml

Gruyère

Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese, named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland, and originated in the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Jura, and Berne.

Pairs With: Private: Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2016 750ml, Faustino Rioja Gran Reserva 750ml

Crab

Crab meat or crabmeat is the meat found within a crab. It is used in many cuisines across the world, prized for its soft, delicate, sweet taste.

Pairs With: Juliette Rose 2014 750ml, Chateau Souverain Chardonnay 750ml

Bouillabaisse

A rich, spicy stew or soup made with various kinds of fish, originally from Provence.

Pairs With: Juliette Rose 2014 750ml

Swordfish

A very large fish that lives in the ocean, that has a long, pointed upper jaw which looks like a sword, and that is eaten as food

Pairs With: Louis Jabot Steel Chardonnay 750ml, Cavit Pinot Noir, Acacia Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Sea Bass

Pairs With: Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse 750ml, TerraNoble Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Rabbit Stew

A stew made with rabbit meat.

Pairs With: Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2016 750ml

Sushi

A Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish, vegetables, or egg.

Pairs With: Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, Private: Tarlant Brut Champagne Dosage Zéro 750ml, Voga Pinot Grigio 750ml, Protos Verdejo 750ml, Korbel Natural 750ml

Strawberries

A sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface.

Pairs With: Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial Champagne 750ml, Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny Port 750ml

Braised Short Ribs

Rectangular pieces of beef that are usually taken from the chuck section, short ribs are tough cuts of meat that become fork-tender with braising. Here, we prepare the ribs in a slow cooker, where they braise for hours in red wine and beef stock seasoned with aromatic herbs.

Pairs With: Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 750ml, Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml

Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is a dish that consists of pasta and fresh vegetables.

Pairs With: Bartenura Nebbiolo Organic 750ml – Kosher, 90 + Cellars Lot 42 Pinot Grigio 750ml

Mahi-Mahi

An edible marine fish of warm seas, with silver and bright blue or green coloration when alive.

Pairs With: La Marca Prosecco

Lemon Herb Chicken

Pairs With: Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Scallops wrapped in bacon

Pairs With: Cupcake Vineyards Riesling 750ml

Tuna

The fresh or frozen flesh of tuna is widely regarded as a delicacy in most areas where it is shipped, being prepared in a variety of ways for the sake of achieving specific flavors or textures

Pairs With: Concha Y Toro Pinot Noir Casillero del Diablo 750ml, Le Grand Noir Pinot Noir 750ml, Private: Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé 750ml, Cavit Pinot Noir

Morels

A widely distributed edible fungus that has a brown oval or pointed fruiting body with an irregular honeycombed surface bearing the spores.

Pairs With: Moet Rosé Imperial Champagne 750ml

Sweetbreads

Sweetbread is a culinary name for the thymus (also called throat, gullet, or neck sweetbread) or the pancreas (also called heart, stomach, or belly sweetbread), especially of calf (ris de veau) and lamb (ris d'agneau), and, less commonly, of beef and pork.

Pairs With: Agustinos Gran Terroir Malbec 750ml

Hamburger

A  round patty of ground beef, fried or grilled and typically served on a bun or roll and garnished with various condiments.

Pairs With: Sweet Bitch Cabernet Sauvignon Smooth & Fruity 1.5L, Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml, Dalton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml – Kosher, Predator Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 750ml, Colimoro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 750ml

Chicken Alfredo

Variations. (in the US) broccoli, cream, parsley, garlic,chicken, shrimp, Turkey. Cookbook: Fettuccine AlfredoMedia: Fettuccine Alfredo. Fettuccine Alfredo (Italian pronunciation: [fettut'tʃiːne alˈfreːdo]) or fettuccine al burro is a pasta dish made from fettuccine tossed with Parmesan cheese and butter.- Wikipedia 

Pairs With: Navarro Correas Malbec Coleccion Privada 750ml

Chocolate Truffles

A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre coated in chocolate, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts, usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Santa Carolina Reserva Sauv. Blanc 750ml

French Bleu d’ Auvergne

Bleu d'Auvergne (French: [blø dovɛʁɲ]) is a French blue cheese, named for its place of origin in the Auvergne region of south-central France. It is made from cow's milk, and is one of the cheeses granted the Appellation d'origine contrôlée from the French government.- Wikipedia

Pairs With: Santa Carolina Reserva Sauv. Blanc 750ml

Mushroom Ravioli

Mushroom Ravioli. ... A variety of fresh mushrooms, ranging from the mild-tasting button to the intense porcini, are mixed with Parmesan and ricotta cheeses to make a robust filling for this classic Italian dish. To complement the filling, a delicate sauce of butter and sage is all that is needed.- Martha Stewart https://www.marthastewart.com/317919/mushroom-ravioli

Pairs With: Santa Margherita Chianti Classico 750ml, Veramonte Pinot Noir 750ml – Organic

Cheese Soufflé

A puffy dish of cheese and eggs (whites beaten separately) and white sauce.- Free Dictionary

Pairs With: Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Ny Strip Steak

The strip steak is a cut of beef steaks from the short loin from a cow. It consists of a muscle that does little work, the longissimus, making the meat particularly tender; although not as tender as the nearby psoas major or tenderloin.- Wikipedia

Pairs With: Dark Horse Double Down 750ml

Spinach Salad

A widely cultivated edible Asian plant of the goosefoot family, with large, dark green leaves that are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.

Pairs With: Chateau Souverain Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

French Bread

white bread in a long, crisp loaf.

Pairs With: Chateau Souverain Chardonnay 750ml

Jambalaya

A Cajun dish of rice with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables

Pairs With: Chateau Souverain Merlot 2014 750ml, Hahn Merlot 750ml

Tri Tip Sandwich

The tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut. It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. (675 to 1,150g) per side of beef. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: The Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2013 750ml

Crab Cakes

crab cake is a variety of fishcake that is popular in the United States. It is composed of crab meat and various other ingredients, such as bread crumbsmayonnaise, eggs, and seasonings, particularly the cake is then sautéedbakedgrilled or, the most popular choice, broiled, and then served. - Wikipedia 

Pairs With: Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2018 750ml

Dijon Chicken

Chicken marinated in a medium-hot mustard, originally made in Dijon. Alternatively Dijon can be used as a dipping sauce or condiment. 

Pairs With: Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 750ml

Dried Fruits

Dried fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally, through sun drying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators.- Wikipedia 

Pairs With: Kopke Fine Tawny Port 750ml

Sautéed Mushrooms

Mushrooms lightly fries in a light oil.

Pairs With: J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet 2014 750ml, Noble Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 337 2016 750ml

Chicken Liver

Pairs With: Los Medanos Malbec 750ml – Organic

Parmesan

Parmigiano-Reggiano, or Parmesan cheese, is a hard, granular cheese. The name "Parmesan" is often used generically for various simulations of this cheese, - Wikipedia

Pairs With: TerraNoble Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Salmon Ceviche

Cold; cooked or raw (marinated) Main ingredients. Fish, lime, lemon, onion, chili pepper. Cookbook: CevicheMedia: Ceviche. Ceviche (Spanish pronunciation: [seˈβitʃe]) is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of Latin America and the Caribbean.- Wikipedia

Pairs With: Kris Pinot Grigio 750ml, Les Vignobles Gueissard Cotes de Provence Rose 750ml

Lamb Chops With Cabernet Mushroom Sauce

Pairs With: Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Flatbread Pizza with Fresh Tomato Salad

Recipe Courtesy of Mirassou
Flatbread Pizza with Fresh Tomato Salad

Prep time: 20 minutes.
Cook time: 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • Flour
  • 2/3 cup sun-dried tomato spread
  • 12 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups small red and yellow pear or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil

Preheat oven to 450°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough into 2 equal portions and roll each into a fairly thin oval on a lightly floured board (about 10 x 14-inches). Place on prepared baking sheets and spread a thin layer of sun-dried tomato paste onto each. Top with cheese then bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown. While pizza bakes, toss together tomatoes, oil, lemon juice and garlic in a medium bowl. Spoon onto cooked pizzas and cut into squares; sprinkle with basil.

Makes 8 main dish or 12 appetizer servings.

Pairs With: Butternut Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

Mango Caprese Salad

Recipe Courtesy of Mirassou

Mango Caprese Salad with Chardonnay

Prep time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large, ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and sliced*
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Snipped fresh basil
  • Crusty toasted baguette slices

Cooking Directions:

Place mango slices on platter, alternating with mozzarella slices. Drizzle with lemon juice and oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with basil and serve with baguette slices.

Watch the video on how to cut a mango on www.mango.org. Courtesy of the National Mango Board.

Pairs With: Sand Point Chardonnay 750ml

Figs

a soft pear-shaped fruit with sweet dark flesh and many small seeds, eaten fresh or dried.- Dictionary.com

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Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue chicken consists of chicken parts or entirechickens that are barbecued, grilled or smoked. ...Barbecue chicken is often seasoned or coated in a spice rub, barbecue sauce, or both. Marinades are also used to tenderize the meat and add flavor. - Wikipedia

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Edam

Edam is a semi-hard cheese that originated in the Netherlands, and is named after the town of Edam in the province of North Holland. -Wikipedia

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Coconut Curry Lime Mussels

Recipe Courtesy of  Starborough

Mussels:

  • 1 small diced shallot
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 small diced and seeded jalapeño
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ ounce of unsalted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of red curry paste
  • 2 pounds of fresh or frozen mussels
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of fresh cilantro leaves

Goat Cheese Spread:

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 ounces of softened goat cheese
  • 1 loaf of Artisan bread

Serves 2 to 3

Procedures:

  1. Mussels: In a large hot sauté pan with butter, add in the shallots, garlic and jalapeño and caramelize. Once brown, add in the curry paste and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Next add in the mussels and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Deglaze with wine, then add in the coconut milk, lime zest and lime juice and let braise on medium-high heat until the mussels open up. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
  3. Goat Cheese: In a medium sized bowl whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice and goat cheese until completely combined. Spread the goat cheese on slices of Artisan bread.
  4. To Plate: Simply pour the mussels into a large bowl and top off with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve the mussels along side the to goat cheese, bread and with a chilled glass of Starborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Pairs With: Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Chicken Piccata

Piccata is an Italian word, the feminine form of the word piccato, meaning “larded”. It is also spelledpicatta or pichotta. ... When used in reference to a way of preparing food, particularly meat or fish, it means“sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter and spices”. -Wikipedia

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Mushroom Risotto

Risotto /rɪˈzɒtoʊ/ (Italian: [riˈzɔtto] or [riˈsɔtto]) is a northern Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. ... Many types of risotto contain butter, wine, and onion. - Wikipedia

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Autumn Salad

Salad consisting of popular autumn ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, squash, apples, pecans, etc.

Pairs With: Smoking Loon Merlot 750ml

Blueberries

Blueberries are sold fresh or are processed as individually quick frozen (IQF) fruit, purée, juice, or dried or infused berries. These may then be used in a variety of consumer goods, such as jellies, jams,blueberry pies, muffins, snack foods, or as an additive to breakfast cereals.- Wikipedia

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Gnocchi With Tomato Sauce

Small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour, usually served with a sauce.- Dictionary.com

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Leg of Lamb

"Although a lamb has four legs, only the two hind legsproduce the cut referred to as "leg of lamb". It is a large, lean, and tender cut and can be used whole or subdivided into smaller cuts, which can are usually cooked using dry heat methods, such as roasting."-www.recipetips.com/glossary-term/t--36222/leg-of-lamb.asp 

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Blue Cheese Burger

Fabulous grilled blue cheese burgers, with ground beef, mustard, garlic, green onions, and tangy creamy blue cheese. ... The most common method is to put a mound of cheese between two ultra-thin hamburger patties and pinch the sides.- www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/blue_cheese_burgers/ 

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Beef Stew

Vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, beans, peppers, tomatoes, etc.), meat (tougher meats such as beef), water or stock or wine or beer. Cookbook: Stew Media:Stew. A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. - Wikipedia

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Pork Chops

A pork chop, like other meat chops, is a loin cut taken perpendicularly to the spine of the pig and usually containing a rib or part of a vertebra. This loin meat is then cut down into pork chops and their variations. - Wikipedia

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Vanilla Ice Cream

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Brioche

 light, sweet yeast bread typically in the form of a small, round roll.

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Black Olive Baguette

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Nicoise Salad

salad that usually consists primarily of olives, tomatoes, anchovies, tuna, and beans or green vegetables.- Miriam Webster 

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Chicken in Mushroom Sauce

Chicken in a sauce made usually of cream and mushrooms.

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Bacon Cheeseburger

A burger topped with cheese and bacon

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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff or Beef Stroganov is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with smetana. From its origins in mid-19th-century Russia - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_Stroganoff

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Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a large variety of filled, rolled appetizers or dim sum found in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine. - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_roll

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Sweet and Sour Rabbit

A dish made with Agrodolce, a sweet sour sauce that is believed to have originated in Sicily. 

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Caramelized Onions

Caramelization is the browning of sugar, a process used extensively in cooking for the resulting sweet nutty flavor and brown color. - Wikipedia 

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Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes slowly cooked in the oven usually in olive oil and tossed with herbs.

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Osso Buco

An Italian dish made with veal shank containing marrowbone, stewed in wine with vegetables and seasonings.

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Peppercorn-crusted New York strip steak

NY Strip Steak with a crust made of peppecorns

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Ostrich Filet

The filet is from the upper thigh of the Ostrich and is the most tender cut from the bird.

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Clams

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Grilled Chicken Wings

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Seafood Puff Pastry

Any type of seafood stuffed inside of a puff pastry shell.

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Cherries

A small, round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red

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Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil- Wikipedia

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Duck Rillettes

Fat is Flavor!

Long ago, before refrigeration, meat was made into a confit, which meant it was rubbed with salt, herbs and spices then cooked and stored in fat, to preserve it for the winter ahead when there would be little fresh meat available. These vats of fatted meat would be stored in the cool cellar for months with no adverse effect – the salt cured the meat and inhibited bacterial growth and the fat sealed out air. Pork and duck rillettes, duck leg confit and whole goose livers in fat gave the farmers and village people the extra energy necessary to keep warm and go about their winter labor. Any meat, game or poultry made into a confit is flavorful and succulent.

I like to make confit when the weather turns cold. Not that I don’t sometimes make it in the summer, I just think it makes more sense to have the oven on for a few hours when it can do double duty and also heat the house. Bulky cold weather sweaters also help to hide the end result of gorging on duck confit and one of my favorite by products of confit – Rillettes!!

Rillettes make a great partner to fragrant, fruity and high acid white or red wines. I particularly enjoy rillettes slathered on homemade sesame crackers washed down with RSV’s Los Carneros Pinot Noir. Sesame pulls the rillettes and crackers together to make a taste sensation and the crunch of the crackers offset the rich fattiness of the rillettes.

There are plenty of commercially available rillettes if you don’t have time for homemade. I do recommend making your own crackers if you go this route. The crackers are simple to make and won’t take up a lot of your time.

Until the Next Wine.... 
Maria- Robert Sinskey Wines

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Polenta

Polenta is a dish of boiled cornmeal that was historically made from other grains. It may be served as a hot porridge, or it may be allowed to cool and solidify into a loaf that can be baked, fried, or grilled. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polenta

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Duck Confit

Recipie from of Jordan Winery - https://www.jordanwinery.com/culinary/recipes/duck-confit

In the Jordan kitchen, there is always a batch of this confit recipe in some stage of preparation. Whether it is showcased in risotto, terrines, cassoulet, rillettes or simply warmed through and crisped on the bone in a cast iron pan, duck confit makes for a versatile ingredient or main course.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Sarawak black peppercorns

  • 1 Tbsp coriander

  • 1 star anise

  • 6 duck legs with thighs

  • 3 Tbsp sea salt

  • 1½ Tbsp Demerara sugar

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 5 marjoram sprigs 

  • 10 thyme sprigs 

  • 3 shallots, sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 5 cups duck fat


In a large non-reactive bowl, combine toasted spices, sea salt, sugar, herbs, shallots and garlic. Press duck legs into mixture to coat each leg evenly. Tightly cover bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.

Preheat oven to 200°. In a small saucepan, melt the duck fat. Remove duck legs from the refrigerator and carefully brush marinade from the legs. Arrange the legs in a single, tight layer in an earthenware casserole or heavy lidded 6-quart stock pot. Pour the melted duck fat over the duck legs to cover and place in the oven.

Allow to cook gently until meat is easily pierced and nearly falls away from the bone, approximately 4 to 5 hours. Remove duck from oven, cool and store the duck in the fat. The confit can be stored for a minimum of one week and up to one month, but should be salted a day before you plan to cook it.

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Gorgonzola Gnocchi

Gnocchi cooked in a Gargonzola sauce

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice- Wikipedia 

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Spicy Doritos

A popular commercial Nacho chip. Pair sweet with salty for a great match.

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Watermelon

the large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice.

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Soppresatta

Soppressata is an Italian dry salami. Even if there are many variations, two principal types are made: a cured dry sausage typical of Basilicata, Apulia,and Calabria, and a very different uncured salame, made in Tuscany and Liguria. It is part of southern Italian cultural heritage, much more than in the north, that locals (especially in the smaller rural towns) will still slaughter the pig themselves and make their own soppressata, along with other cured meats as a tradition: nothing goes to waste. Soppressata is sometimes prepared using ham. - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soppressata

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Fontina

Fontina is an Italian cow's milk cheese. Although made throughout the year, the best cheese is obtained during the summer when the cows are moved to an altitude of 550 to 700 meters (1,800 to 2,300 feet) and fed only with rich grass to give it a distinctive aroma. - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontina

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Lobster Roll

lobster roll is a fast-food sandwich native to New England made of lobster meat served on a grilled hot dog-style bun with the opening on the top rather than the side. - Wikipedia 

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Moroccan Spiced Lamb

Lamb with Moroccan spices.

Pairs With: Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Memphis Style Dry Rub Ribs

A regional style of BBQ using a dry rub that usually consists of a variety of spices. Ribs can be beef or pork.

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Polenta With Wild Mushrooms

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Gouda

A flat round cheese with a yellow rind, originally made in the town of Gouda in the Netherlands.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

A flourless chocolate cake is a dense "fallen" cake made from an aerated chocolate custard. - Wikipedia

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Scallops with Almond, Curry & Red Wine Reduction

Recipe Courtesy Cline

A luscious flavor combination that brings out the character of the scallops, and adds a touch of the exotic to the mix. This is a great way to express your affection for special friends.
Ingredients:
  • 12 dry sea scallops
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper ground
  • Almond Romesco
  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 1 clove peeled garlic
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ¾ cups Spanish Blend extra virgin olive oil
  • Bread crumbs (approx. 1 cup)
  • Red wine reduction
  • 3 cups Cline Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • Curry oil
  • 1 tbsp. yellow curry powder
  • 2 cups grape seed oil


Directions:

  1. In a food processor combine the nuts, garlic and parsley. Blend till coarse ground, add the lemon juice. Slowly add in the olive oil and puree to a loose pesto consistency. Remove the mixture from the bowl and place in a clean mixing bowl. Slowly stir in the breadcrumbs to lightly bind the mixture. Season with salt and set aside. May be made up to two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Bring up to room temperature before serving.
  2. Place the wine and sugar in a small sauce pan. Reduce till light syrup consistency.
  3. Combine the curry powder and the oil in a small sauce pan. Heat on low heat until aroma from the curry develops.
  4. To Assemble: Sear the scallops in a hot pan with a little oil till golden brown season with salt and pepper, flip and repeat. When the scallops are just warmed through remove from heat. Place the almond romesco in the middle of the plate, top with the scallops, drizzle a little of the curry oil & red wine reduction around the scallops. Serve.


Serves:
 4

Pairs With: Cline Pinot Noir 750ml

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is a method of cooking pork where what would otherwise be a tough cut of meat is cooked slowly at low temperatures, allowing the meat to become tender enough so that it can be "pulled", or easily broken into individual pieces. Pulled pork is found around the world in a variety of forms. - Wikipedia

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Chicken Mole

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Pork Ravioli

Ravioli pasta filled with pork

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Crab Salad on Blini

Recipe Courtesy of J Wines
Serves 4-6

Crab Salad

8-10 oz  Dungeness crab meat
1/8 cup small diced fennel
1 Satsuma mandarin (portion into segments chop segments into thirds)
½ fennel bulb shaved or sliced thin
2 T Small diced Shallot
1 T finely chopped parsley
1 T lemon zest
1 tsp Esplette pepper
Kosher Salt

Method:
Step 1)  Incorporate all ingredients in with the crab with and thoroughly mix and season with salt to taste. 

Beurre Blanc

1 cup white wine
1/8 cup of champagne or white wine vinegar
1 T whole black pepper corn
1 T whole coriander
3 Bay leaves
½ cup of heavy cream
1 pound of unsalted butter (cut 1 inch cubes)
Kosher Salt

Method:
Step 1)  Place wine, vinegar, shallot and spices in a wide bottomed sauce pan and place pan over medium heat until about ¼ of the liquid remains.
Step 2)   Add heavy cream and reduce until bubbling and then add butter a couple cubes at a time.  Slowly incorporate the butter until it creates an emulsified sauce.
Step 3)   Strain sauce and add salt to taste.

Blini Recipe

3 Eggs (separated)
2 cups whole milk
2T canola oil
1 ½ cups of all purpose flour
2 T sugar
1 T kosher salt
3 T of dry active yeast

Method:
Step 1) Mix the canola and egg yolks until completely incorporated.
Step 2)  Warm milk to 90 degrees.
Step 3)  Sift and mix dry ingredients and fold in dry ingredients with the wet mixture but do not over mix.
Step 4)  Proof for at least two hours at room temp or overnight in the refrigerator (the mixture should at least double in volume).
Step 5)  Before serving whip egg whites until peaked and fold into the mixture.
Step 6)  Melt butter on a non-stick surfaced pan or giddle at medium heat and add enough batter per portion to create 2 inch blini(about a 2 tablespoons), flip when bubble appear on the surface (just like making pancakes)
Step 7)  To complete heat the crab mix in the buerre blanc until warm and top the blini with the mixture.

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Tomatoes

A glossy red, or occasionally yellow, pulpy edible fruit that is typically eaten as a vegetable or in salad.

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Sour Cherry Pie

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Prime Rib

A roast or steak cut from the seven ribs immediately before the loin.

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Pan Seared Salmon

A Salmon filet that is cooked in a pan usually in a thin coat of oil.

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Grilled Asparagus With Parmesan Cheese

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Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is a soup based on lentils; it may be vegetarian or include meat, and may use brown, red, yellow or black lentils, with or without the husk. Dehulled yellow and red lentilsdisintegrate in cooking, making a thick soup. - Wikipedia

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Potatoes with Rosemary

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Chicken Mole Enchiladas

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Grilled Scallops

An edible bivalve mollusk with a ribbed fan-shaped shell.

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Fish and Chips

A dish of fried fish fillets served with French fries.

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Pistachios

The edible pale green seed of an Asian tree.

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Spicy Mango Salad

Try pairing this salad with Pad Thai for an even better pairing.

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Grilled Corn on the Cobb

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Dark Chocolate Soufflé

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Chicken Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is a dish that consists of a chickencooked in water, with the resulting chicken broth being used to cook the dumplings by boiling. A dumpling—in this context—is a biscuit dough, which is a mixture of flour, shortening, and liquid (water, milk, buttermilk, or chicken stock).- Wikipedia

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Black Forest Cake

a chocolate sponge cake with layers of morello cherries or cherry jam and whipped cream and topped with chocolate icing.

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Sea Urchin

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T Bone Steak

A large choice piece of loin steak containing a T-shaped bone.

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Rib Eye Steak

The rib eye or ribeye is a beef steak from the rib section. The rib section of beef spans from ribs six through twelve. Ribeye steaks are mostly composed of the longissimus dorsi muscle but also contain the complexus and spinalis muscles.- Wikipedia

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Rack of Lamb

A rack of lamb or carré d'agneau (though this may also refer to other cuts) is a cut of lamb cut perpendicularly to the spine, and including 16 ribs or chops. - Wikipedia

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Squid Ink Pasta

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Baby Back Ribs

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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is chicken dish prepared by roasting chickenmarinated in yoghurt and spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandoori_chicken

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Chocolate Mousse

a sweet or savory dish made as a smooth light mass with whipped cream and beaten egg white, flavored with chocolate, fish, etc., and typically served chilled.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

This classic dish is considered a family staple when it comes to dinner time. After all, nothing is more comforting than a heaping plate of noodles soaked inmarinara sauce and delectable meatballs. ... The origin of spaghetti and meatballs started with Italian immigrants coming to America in 1880 to 1920. - History of Spaghetti 

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Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

A pie made with apples.

Pairs With: Primo Amore Moscato 750ml

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is a type of baked pie, usually served for dessert, made with a crust usually made of shortcrust pastry, lemon custard filling and a fluffymeringue topping. Lemon meringue pie is prepared with a bottom pie crust, with the meringue directly on top of the lemon filling. - Wikipedia 

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Milk Chocolate

Solid chocolate made with the addition of milk.

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Crème Brûlée

A dessert of custard topped with caramelized sugar.

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone (/ˌmɪnɪsˈtroʊni/; Italian: [mineˈstroːne]) is a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice, sometimes both. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes. -Wikipedia

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Spicy Ribs

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Steak with BBQ Sauce

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Mango Salad

A salad made with fresh mango.

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Prawn Risotto

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Prosciutto

Italian ham cured by drying and typically served in very thin slices.

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Portabella Mushrooms

A large dark brown mushroom, which is simply a fully mature Cremini. Portabellas are 3-7 days older than Crimini mushrooms when harvested. The nameportabella was popularized in the 1980s to sell a then unglamorous mushroom. - Genius Kitchen 

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Herb Risotto

Risotto with fresh herbs

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Curried Vegetables with Coconut Milk

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Foie-gras

The liver of a specially fattened goose or duck prepared as food.

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Seafood Gratin

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Herb Roasted Pork Loin

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Salmon Rilette

Rilette's are a preparation of meat similar to pâté. 

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Seared Sole

A fish in the flounder family.

Pairs With: Ruinart Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs 750ml

Berry Soup

Pairs With: Ruinart Brut Rose 750ml, Taylor Fladgate Fine Tawny Port 750ml

Thin Crust Pizza

A pizza with an extra thin crust.

Pairs With: Meiomi Pinot Noir 2017 750ml

Porterhouse Steak

A choice steak cut from the thick end of a sirloin.

Pairs With: One Leaf Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 750ml

Apple Pie with Cinnamon

Pairs With: Graham’s 10 Yr. Tawny Port 750ml

Fruit Cake

A cake containg dry fruit and nuts

Pairs With: Graham’s 10 Yr. Tawny Port 750ml

Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Pairs With: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Keta Salmon Maki

Keta salmon has less oil than some of the other species, and that oil is responsible for the distinctive flavour of salmon. Because of this, keta is actually milder tasting than, say, sockeye. That means you can do a lot with it, but that it doesn't exactly scream 'salmon' on the palate when it's prepared very plainly.- Diversivore

Pairs With: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Lobster

 lobster is a hard-shelled animal that lives in salt water and has two big front claws, or pincers. ... As a foodlobster is considered a delicacy today — although before the mid-19th century, it was thought of as food for poor people and prisoners in coastal New England. - Source

Pairs With: Tenuta Sassoregale Vermentino 2018 750ml, Chateau de Thauvenay Les Vignes du Baron Sancerre 750ml

Quiche

A baked flan or tart with a savory filling thickened with eggs.

Pairs With: Louis Sipp Pinot Blanc 750ml- Organic, Lavendette Alpes De Haute Rose 750ml

Raspberry Sorbet

Frozen dessert often made with fresh raspberries or artificial raspberry flavor.

Pairs With: Luccio Peach Moscato 750ml

Hungarian Goulash

A stew of meat, usually seasoned with paprika and other spices. Originating from the medieval Hungary,goulash is a popular meal predominantly eaten in Central Europe but also in other parts of Europe. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Heinrich Burgenland 750ml

Chanterelle Mushrooms

A fragrant mushroom yellow or orange in color.

Pairs With: Heinrich Burgenland 750ml

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon is a preparation of salmon, typically a fillet that has been cured and hot or cold smoked. Due to its moderately high price, smoked salmon is considered a delicacy. Although the term lox is sometimes applied tosmoked salmon, they are different products. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Wolffer Estate Rose Summer In A Bottle 750ml, Celler de Capcanes Montsant Peraj Petita 750ml- Kosher, One Leaf Chardonnay 750ml, Bota Box Pinot Noir 3L

Carpaccio

An Italian hors d'oeuvre consisting of thin slices of raw beef or fish served with a sauce.

Pairs With: Wolffer Estate Rose Summer In A Bottle 750ml, Hahn Pinot Noir 2018 750ml

S’more

A sweet snack consisting of a chocolate bar and toasted marshmallows sandwiched between graham crackers.

Pairs With: Wolffer No 139 Dry Red Cider 355ml

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan is a casserole dish made by slicing eggplant thinly and frying it in olive oil. Some cooks dip the eggplant slices in batter or egg before frying, some just fry it, and many flour it first and fry it, while others more concerned with making the dish light, will bake or grill the eggplant slices.- Source

Pairs With: Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 750ml

Spicy Baby Back Ribs

Ribs in a spicy marinade or rub.

Pairs With: Big Smooth Zinfandel 2016 750ml

Beef Stuffed Manicotti

Tube shaped pasta shells stuffed with beef usually served with tomato sauce.

Pairs With: Ruffino Modus Rosso Toscana 750ml

Taleggio

A soft Italian cheese made from cow's milk

Pairs With: Ruffino Modus Rosso Toscana 750ml

Beef Tenderloin with Blackberry Dressing

Pairs With: Kenwood Vineyard Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Waygu Beef Sashimi

Try with turnip greens for an even better pairing.

Pairs With: Kenwood Vineyard Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Black Olive Pizza

Pizza with a black olive topping.

Pairs With: Excelsior Syrah 750ml

Mediterranean Mixed Grill

Usually assorted grill vegetables from a Mediterranean origin.

Pairs With: Excelsior Syrah 750ml

Fruit Tart

A small pie filled with fruit.

Pairs With: Chateau de la Clapiere La Violette 750ml

Reblochon

A soft washed-rind and smear-ripened French cheese made in the Alpine region of Savoy from raw cow's milk. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Chateau de la Clapiere La Violette 750ml

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Pairs With: The Dreaming Tree Crush Red 2016 750ml

Pork Banh Mi

A sandwich consisting of a baguette  filled with a variety of ingredients, typically including meat, pickled vegetables, and chili peppers.

Pairs With: The Dreaming Tree Crush Red 2016 750ml

Grilled Lamb

Pairs With: Marques de Pluma Crianza 750ml

Pasta With Meat Sauce

Pairs With: Marques de Pluma Crianza 750ml

Asparagus

Pairs With: Louis Sipp Pinot Blanc 750ml- Organic

Empanadas

A Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover filled with a variety of savory ingredients and baked or fried.

Pairs With: Bodega Ruca Malen Malbec 750ml

Omelet

A dish of beaten eggs cooked in a frying pan until firm, often with a filling added while cooking, and usually served folded over.

Pairs With: Cantina Frentana Terre Valse Pinot Grigio 750ml- Organic, Kris Pinot Grigio 750ml

NY Cheesecake

A kind of rich dessert cake made with cream and soft cheese on a graham cracker, cookie, or pastry crust, typically topped with a fruit sauce.

Pairs With: Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling Ice Wine 375ml, Taylor Port

Lamb Stew with Chestnuts Sauce

Pairs With: Campo Viejo Gran Reserva Rioja 750ml

Pretzels with Mustard

Pairs With: Trimbach Reisling 750ml

Bread Pudding with Apples, Prunes and Walnuts

The heady aromatics and exotic layers of rich fruit flavor in our Gewurztraminer deliver just the right touch of sweetness to complement this decadent dessert.

Pairs With: Fetzer Gewurztraminer Shaly Loam 750ml

Lemon Cake

Pairs With: Gemma di Luna Moscato

Cornbread

A type of bread made from cornmeal and typically leavened without yeast.

Pairs With: Nortico Alvarinho 750ml

Fish Taco

Pairs With: Nortico Alvarinho 750ml

Pizza with Arugula, Eggplant and Mozzarella.

Pairs With: 90 + Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon # 116 750ml, Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio 750ml

BBQ Beef Ribs

Pairs With: 90 + Cellars Merlot Lot 92 750ml, TerraNoble Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, Veramonte Red Blend, 750ml – Organic

Chicken Curry

Chicken curry is a dish originating from the Indian subcontinent, common delicacy in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinentcuisine of Southeast Asia, as well as in the cuisine of the Caribbean (where it is usually referred to as curry chicken). A typical curry from the Indian subcontinent consists of chicken stewed in an onion- and tomato-based sauce, flavored with gingergarlictomato pureechili peppers and a variety of spices, often including turmericcumincoriandercinnamoncardamom and so on. Outside South Asia, chicken curry is often made with a pre-made spice mixture known as curry powder. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Pigmentum Malbec 2017 750ml

Shrimp

Pairs With: Miguel Torres Las Mulas Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Calamari

Pairs With: Miguel Torres Las Mulas Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 750ml, Candoni Merlot 750ml – Organic, Domaine Chandon Brut Classic 750ml

Lamb Sliders with Balsamic Onion

Pairs With: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2015 750ml

Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni is an American variety of salami, made from cured pork and beef mixed together and seasoned with paprika or other chili pepper. Pepperoni is characteristically soft, slightly smoky, and bright red in color. Thinly sliced pepperoni is a popular pizza topping in American-style pizzerias. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Pennywise Petite Sirah 2015 750ml

Vegetable Paella

Pairs With: Celler de Capcanes Montsant Peraj Petita 750ml- Kosher

Aged Cheddar

Aging is the only difference between mild and sharpCheddars. The longer cheese is aged naturally, the sharper and more pronounced the Cheddar flavor becomes. Mild Cheddar cheese is generally aged for 2 to 3 months, whereas an extra sharp might be aged for as long as a year. - Cabot

Pairs With: Beringer Founders Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Florentine Steak

Pairs With: Valvirginio Baron Del Nero Rosso Toscano 750ml

Rib Eye with Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri  is an uncooked sauce used in cooking; it comes in a green version (chimichurri verde) and a red version (chimichurri rojo) and originated in Argentina.It is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine vinegar. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Trivento Amado Sur Malbec 750ml

Roasted Cashews

Pairs With: Fitvine Brut Prosecco 750ml

Braised Lamb

Pairs With: Chateau Laplagnotte Bellevue 2016 750ml

Chicken Cacciatora

Cacciatore means "hunter" in Italian. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared "hunter-style" with onions, herbs, usually tomatoes, often bell peppers, and sometimes wine. Cacciatore is popularly made with braised chicken or rabbit. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Donnafugata Sedara Nero d’Avola 2016 750ml, Fontana Candida Pinot Grigio

Roasted duck – “coq au vin”

a casserole of roasted duck pieces cooked in red wine.

Pairs With: Maison Louis Latour Marsannay 750ml

Lamb Stew

Pairs With: Maison Louis Latour Marsannay 750ml

Guinea Fowl

A large African game bird with slate-colored, white-spotted plumage and a loud call. It is sometimes domesticated.

Pairs With: Nederburg The Winemaster’s Pinotage 750ml

Pork Belly

A boneless fatty meat from the belly of the pig.

Pairs With: Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 750ml

Rosemary Chicken

Pairs With: Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 750ml

Herb-Crusted Lamb

Pairs With: Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 750ml

Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles is an American dish combiningchicken with waffles. It is part of a variety of culinary traditions, including soul food and Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, and is served in certain specialty restaurants in the United States. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Chandon Sweet Star Champagne 750ml

Baba Ghanoush

An appetizer or spread made chiefly of eggplant, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon. - Merriam Webster


Pairs With: Mastro Aglianico Campania 750ml

Lemon Roasted Branzino

A type of sea bass.

Pairs With: Mastro Aglianico Campania 750ml, Casal Garcia Vinho Verde

Fish Tartar

A dish consisting of raw fish.

Pairs With: Brimoncourt Brut Regence Champagne 750ml

Pan-Fried Scallops

Pairs With: Brimoncourt Brut Regence Champagne 750ml, Luca Paretti Prosecco 750ml

Beef Bourguignon

beef stew braised in red wine, often red Burgundy, and beef stock, generally flavored with carrotsonionsgarlic, and a bouquet garni, and garnished with pearl onionsmushrooms, and bacon. - Wikipedia 

Pairs With: Domaine Du Cayron Gigondas 750ml

Charcuterie

A selection of cold cooked meats

Pairs With: Rodney Strong Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016 750ml

Halibut Risotto

Pairs With: J. Lohr Cypress Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Seafood Risotto

Pairs With: J. Lohr Arroyo Chardonnay 750ml, Protos Verdejo 750ml

Hazelnut-Crusted Halibut

Pairs With: J. Lohr Arroyo Chardonnay 750ml

Sausage Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Pairs With: Banfi Tuscany Centine Rosso 2016 750ml, Cupcake Vineyards Malbec 750ml

Aged Gouda

Pairs With: Beringer Founders Estate Merlot

Beef Tagine

A North African stew of spiced meat and vegetables prepared by slow cooking in a shallow earthenware cooking dish with a tall, conical lid.

Pairs With: Pigmentum Malbec 2017 750ml

Cannelloni

Rolls of pasta stuffed with a meat or vegetable mixture

Pairs With: Pigmentum Malbec 2017 750ml

Chicken Korma

In the United Kingdom, a korma as served in curry houses is a mildly spiced dish with a thick sauce. It often features almonds, cashews or other nuts, and coconut or coconut milk. - Wikipedia

Pairs With:

Poppadoms

A poppadom is a very thin circular crisp bread made from a mixture of flour and water that is fried in oil. Poppadoms are usually eaten with Indian food - Collins

Pairs With: Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Grilled Fajitas

A dish of Mexican origin consisting of strips of spiced beef or chicken, chopped vegetables, and grated cheese, wrapped in a soft tortilla and often served with sour cream.

Pairs With: The Little Penguin Merlot

Nachos

A dish of tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and often also other savory toppings.

Pairs With: The Little Penguin Shiraz

Buttered Popcorn

Pairs With: The Little Penguin Chardonnay

Macaroni and Cheese

Pairs With: The Little Penguin Chardonnay

Chicken Parmesan

Breaded chicken breast topped with mozzarella, parmesan, or provolone cheese.

Pairs With: Luna di Luna Merlot & Cabernet

Anchovies

Pairs With: Bodegas Baron Micaela Cream Sherry 750ml

Cold Cod Soup

Pairs With: Bodegas Baron Micaela Cream Sherry 750ml

Truffle

Considered a delicacy the truffle comes in dark or light colors. The truffle is the edible body of various European ascomycetous fungi. 

 

Pairs With: Ferraris Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato 2013 750ml

Walnuts

Pairs With: Taylor Fladgate Fine Tawny Port 750ml

Roasted Almonds

Pairs With: Taylor Fladgate Fine Tawny Port 750ml, Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny Port 750ml

Stilton

A kind of strong rich cheese, often with blue veins, originally made at various places in Leicestershire, England.

Pairs With: Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve Port 750ml

Veal Roasted with Lemon and Sage

Pairs With: Ruffino Chianti Classico Aziano 750ml

Buffalo Chicken Wings

A deep-fried chicken wings coated in a spicy sauce and served with blue cheese dressing.

Pairs With: Freixenet Cava Extra Dry Cordon Negro 750ml

Baked Halibut

Pairs With: Freixenet Cava Blanc de Blancs 750ml

Brie

A kind of soft, mild, creamy cheese with a firm white skin.

Pairs With: Freixenet Cava Blanc de Blancs 750ml

Manchego

Manchego is a cheese made in the La Mancha region of Spain from the milk of sheep of the Manchega breed. It is aged between 60 days and 2 years. Manchego has a firm and compact consistency and a buttery texture, and often contains small, unevenly distributed air pockets. Wikipedia

Pairs With: Vina Ijalba Rioja Crianza 2015 750ml

Camembert Millefeuille with Raspberries and Rosemary.

A rich dessert consisting of many very thin layers of puff pastry filled with Camembert cheese.

Pairs With: Kopke Fine Ruby Porto 750ml

Red Berry Clafouti

A tart made of fruit, baked in a sweet batter.

Pairs With: Kopke Fine Ruby Porto 750ml

Caramelized Walnuts

Pairs With: Kopke Fine Tawny Port 750ml

Tiramisu

An Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy or liqueur with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese.

Pairs With: Kopke Fine Tawny Port 750ml

Fruit Glazed Pork Chops

Pairs With: Domaine la Taste Côtes de Gascogne Blanc 750ml

Truffle Risotto

Pairs With: Austerity Pinot Noir 750ml

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

Pairs With: Fontana Candida Pinot Grigio, Millbrook Tocai Friulano 750ml, Cupcake Rose 750ml

Fettuccine Alfredo

A dish of fettuccine served in a sauce of cream, butter, and grated Parmesan cheese.

Pairs With: Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Goat Cheese Salad

Salad with goat cheese topping.

Pairs With: Grgich Hills Estate Fume Blanc Napa Valley 2013 750ml – Organic

Bigorre “Black Pork”

The Noir de Bigorre pig is the oldest breed of pig known in France. Similar to the Spanish Iberico, this breed is deep black in color and originated in the foothills of the French Pyrenees in the area around Nébouzanne, which stretches between the departments of Haute-Garonne, Haute-Pyrénées and Gers. - Source

Pairs With: Chateau de la Clapiere La Violette 750ml

Chicken Casserole

Pairs With: Chateau de la Clapiere La Violette 750ml

Walnut Feta Salad

Pairs With: AVA Grace Pinot Grigio 750ml

Shrimp Skewer

Pairs With: AVA Grace Pinot Grigio 750ml

Mahi-Mahi Tacos

For an even better pairing top your tacos with mango or fresh avocado.

Pairs With: AVA Grace Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Watermelon Salad

Pairs With: AVA Grace Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Canapés

A small piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping.

Pairs With: Champagne Pannier Brut 750ml, Pieropan Soave Classico 750ml – Organic

Fruit Gratin

Fruit in a brown sugar crust.

Pairs With: Louis Sipp Pinot Noir 750ml – Organic

Short Ribs

A narrow cut of beef containing the ends of the ribs near the breastbone.

Pairs With: Predator Six Spot 2015 750ml, Predator Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 750ml

BBQ Prawns

Pairs With: White’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Shrimp Pad Thai

Pairs With: Millbrook Tocai Friulano 750ml

Cremini Mushrooms

A meaty cultivated brown or tan mushroom that is of the same variety of button mushroom as the larger and more mature portobello. - Merriam-Webster

Pairs With: Tilia Bonarda 750ml

Braised Venison

Meat from a deer.

Pairs With: Tilia Bonarda 750ml

Four Cheese Lasagna

Pairs With: Rock & Vine Three Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Pairs With: Rock & Vine Three Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml

Honey Drizzled Goat Cheese

Pairs With: Rock & Vine Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Candied Nuts

Nuts that are coated in brown crunchy sugar.

Pairs With: Rock & Vine Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Sugar Cookies With Cinnamon and Sugar

Pairs With: One Leaf Sweet Red 750ml

Spiced Pecans

Pairs With: One Leaf Sweet Red 750ml

Mango and Cucumber Salmon

Pairs With: One Leaf Sweet Red 750ml

Fruit Cobbler

Baked fruit with a pastry crust. Can contain various different fruits.

Pairs With: Voga Moscato 750ml

Tuna Fish Sushi – Maguro

Pairs With: La Bambina Cantine Barbera Rosato 2018 750ml

Tomato Tartlet

Pairs With: Luca Paretti Prosecco 750ml

Mussels

Pairs With: Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2017 750ml

Squid

Pairs With: Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2017 750ml

Mozzarella Sticks

Fried breaded mozzarella.

Pairs With: Vina Ruiz Malbec 750ml

Spanish Omelette

Spanish omelette or Spanish tortilla is a traditional dish from Spain and one of the signature dishes in the Spanish cuisine. It is an omelette made with eggs and potatoes, optionally including onion. It is often served at room temperature as a tapa. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Vina Ruiz Malbec 750ml

Bitter Chocolate

Pairs With: Vina Ruiz Malbec 750ml

Goat Cheese Salad with Vinaigrette

Pairs With: Bota Box Sauvignon Blanc 3L

Stuffed Mushrooms

Pairs With: Bota Box Pinot Noir 3L

Pumkin Mac N’ Cheese

Recipe provided by Cupcake Vineyards

PREP
1 lb. pasta of your choice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 minced garlic clove
3 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
2 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
pinch of nutmeg
3 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese
8 strips bacon, cooked
1/3 cup bread crumbs

MAKE
Boil water and cook pasta until desired tenderness. Drain and set to the side.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium or large pan, add a small coating of olive oil. Then sauté your garlic for a minute.
Then, melt the butter with the garlic. When melted, slowly whisk in the flour. Continue cooking and whisking for a minute.
Slowly mix the milk in until smooth. Continue to cook the mixture while stirring frequently until your mixture bubbles. At this point, reduce the heat to low.
Next, stir in your spices- onion powder, salt, and nutmeg, adding pumpkin puree until smooth. Then add your shredded cheese. Whisk the cheese until smooth.
Remove from heat, add your pasta, and stir. Next, add your chopped bacon and stir.
To top off, sprinkle the bread crumbs over top and add a handful of shredded cheese.
Cover with a lid and bake for about 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and smooth in texture.
Cheers!

Pairs With: Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay 750ml

Seafood Pasta

Pairs With: Folk Machine Jeanne d Arc 2019 750ml

Oyster Po’boy

A po' boy is a traditional sandwich from Louisiana. It almost always consists of meat, which is usually roast beef or fried seafood, often shrimp, crawfish, fish, oysters or crab. The meat is served on New Orleans French bread, known for its crisp crust and fluffy center. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Folk Machine Jeanne d Arc 2019 750ml

Crottin Chavignol

Crottin de Chavignol is the most famous goat cheese of the many varieties produced in the Loire Valley. This cheese is the claim to fame for the village of Chavignol, France, which has only two hundred inhabitants. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Domaine Tassin Sancerre Blanc 750ml

Italian Sausage

Pairs With: Hahn Merlot 750ml

Italian sausage with sweet and sour peppers

Pairs With: Hahn GSM 2018 750ml

Roquefort

A soft blue cheese made from ewes' milk. It is ripened in limestone caves and has a strong flavor.

Pairs With: Casal Garcia Vinho Verde, Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve Port 750ml

Chorizo Chicken Wings

Pairs With: La Crema Pinot Noir Monterey 750ml

Chicken Tarragon

Pairs With: La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 750ml

Fingerling Potatoes

A fingerling potato is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato which may be any heritage potato cultivars. Fingerlings are varieties that naturally grow small and narrow. They are fully mature when harvested and are not to be confused with new potatoes. Popular fingerling potatoes include the yellow-skinned Russian Banana, the orange-skinned French, and the Purple Peruvian. Due to their size and greater expense compared to other potatoes, fingerlings are commonly either halved and roasted as a side dish or used in salads. - educalingo

Pairs With: Butternut Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

Biscotti

A small, crisp rectangular twice-baked cookies containing nuts, made originally in Italy.

Pairs With: Butternut Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

Pound Cake

Pairs With: Butternut Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

Braised Lamb Shanks

Pairs With: 90+ Cellars Langhe Rosso 2017 750ml

Seared Pork Belly & Green Pepper Pinchos w/ Lemon Zest

Pairs With: Balea Txakoli White 2018 750ml

Crudités

Assorted raw vegetables served as an hors d'oeuvre, typically with a sauce into which they may be dipped.

Pairs With: Lavendette Alpes De Haute Rose 750ml

Potato Soup

Pairs With: Navardia Rioja joven 2018 750ml – Organic

Red tuna fish Carpaccio

Pairs With: Navardia Rosado 750ml – Organic

Onion Ice Cream

Ice cream made with onions and sometimes also with Balsamic vinegar.

Pairs With: Navardia Rosado 750ml – Organic

Arugula Salad

Rocket or arugula is an edible annual plant in the family Brassicaceae used as a leaf vegetable for its fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavor. Other common names include garden rocket, and eruca. It is also called "ruchtetta", "rucola", "rucoli", "rugula", "colewort", and "roquette". - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Cupcake Rose 750ml

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is a usually 'bound' soup made from a purée of pumpkin. It is made by combining the meat of a blended pumpkin with broth or stock. It can be served hot or cold, and is a popular Thanksgiving dish in the United States. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Acacia Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Roasted Brussels sprouts

A vegetable consisting of the small compact bud of a variety of cabbage.

Pairs With: Acacia Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Spiced Cashews

Pairs With: Acacia Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Roast Suckling Pig

Pairs With: Benazzoli “Dafne” Bardolino 750ml

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna made with various vegetables.

Pairs With: Benazzoli “Agata” Pinot Grigio 750ml

Tagliatelle with Duck Sauce

A rich pasta recipe that features duck sauce.

Pairs With: Benazzoli “Agata” Pinot Grigio 750ml

Herb Roasted Chicken

Pairs With: Line 39 Rose 2019 750ml

Korean BBQ Beef

Korean barbecue. Korean barbecue refers to the popular method in Korean cuisine of grilling meat, typically beef, pork, or chicken. Such dishes are often prepared on gas or charcoal grills built into the dining table itself. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

Rib Roast with Horseradish Sauce

Pairs With: Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

Spring Vegetable Soup

Pairs With: Cakebread Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018 750ml, Pieropan Soave Classico 750ml – Organic

Baked Chicken Thighs with Feta, Lemon and Capers

Recipe from Cakebread Cellars

Ingredients
6 chicken thighs
1/4 c. olive oil
salt and pepper

1 T. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 T. dried oregano
3-4 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
2 T. brown sugar
1/4 c. white wine
2 T. capers
3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation
Place chicken thighs in a shallow casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper on all sides. Toss with the olive oil, vinegar, lemon, oregano, garlic and bay leaf. Cover and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Bring the chicken to room temperature. Set chicken skin side up in the casserole dish. Top each piece of chicken with a little brown sugar. Add the white wine to the pan, scatter the capers around the dish and crumble the feta over the top. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue cooking for another 20 minutes until tender and beginning to brown.

Pairs With: Cakebread Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018 750ml

Mussels with Tomato

Pairs With: Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti 750ml

Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Pairs With: Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti 750ml

Poached Shrimp

Boiled shrimp

Pairs With: Korbel Natural 750ml

Burger with Havarti cheese

Havarti or cream havarti is a semisoft Danish cow's milk cheese. It is a table cheese that can be sliced, grilled, or melted. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Fat Bastard Merlot

Grilled Lamb Chops

Pairs With: Les Vignobles Gueissard Cotes de Provence Rose 750ml, Calista Pinot Noir Coastal Range 750ml

Fried Cod

Pairs With: Kir-Yianni Assyrtiiko 750ml

Stuffed Squid

Pairs With: Kir-Yianni Assyrtiiko 750ml

Beef Brisket

Pairs With: Cupcake Vineyards Malbec 750ml

Walnut Cake

Pairs With: Taylor Port 750ml

Banana Tatin

Pairs With: Taylor Port

Lobster Ravioli

Pairs With: Deux Punx Pinot Noir 750ml

Grilled Trout

Pairs With: Deux Punx Pinot Noir 750ml

Chicken Tangine

A tajine or tagine is a North African Maghreb dish which is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked. It is also called maraq or marqa. - Wikipedia

Pairs With: Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Pinot Noir 2018 750ml

Fish Crudités

assorted raw vegetables served as an hors d'oeuvre, typically with a sauce into which they may be dipped.

Pairs With: Savian Evento Rose’ Spumante Extra Dry 750ml – Organic

Fennel and Orange Salad

Pairs With: Savian Evento Rose’ Spumante Extra Dry 750ml – Organic

Cedar Planked Salmon

This is such a simple and elegant technique for cooking salmon. The fish steams gently in the heat of the grill, staying incredibly tender and moist. It also picks up smoky flavors from the grill and woodsy flavors from the cedar - Kitchn

Pairs With: Mi Mi en Provence Rose 750ml

Filet Mignon, Coffee and Port Wine Sauce

INGREDIENTS

2 sirloin steaks (180-200 g each)
1 cup of expresso coffee
1 cup of Porto Wine
1 teaspoon of onion, chopped
1 teaspoon of butter
1/2 cup of water
100 g of button mushrooms
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

PREPARATION

Place the butter in a standard frying pan (not a non-stick pan) and lightly sauté the steaks on both sides. Lower the heat so as not to burn the butter. As soon as the meat is ready remove the meat and set it aside. It should still be red inside.

Add the onion and Porto and reduce the sauce to half. Add the coffee and then the meat. Add the mushrooms and half a cup of water. Cover and allow to simmer until the meat is cooked to taste. If the sauce is too liquid, reduce over a high heat.

Serve with asparagus and potatoes.

Pairs With: Sandeman Quinta Do Seixo 2017 750ml

Grilled Swordfish Salad with Thai Spices

Pairs With: Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

Sirloin Steak Mushrooms and Truffle Oil

Recipe from Napa Cellars

INGREDIENTS:

3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 Tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup dry red wine
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1–2 thick top sirloin steaks, about 1¾–2 pounds total
½ lb. very large fresh mushrooms (portobello or porcini)
Olive oil for brushing mushrooms
1–2 teaspoons truffle oil
1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix first 6 ingredients in a flat non–reactive dish. Add the steak and turn to cover both sides well. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for several hours, turning once.

Bring meat to room temperature while you prepare a medium–hot barbecue fire. Quickly rinse and dry the mushrooms. Drain off marinade from meat and bring it to a low boil for 1 minute in a small saucepan.

Brush mushrooms generously with marinade and cook them and steak on the hot grill, brushing mushrooms with marinade 2–3 times more and turning both as needed. Mushrooms need less heat and will be cooked first; remove them and continue cooking meat until it reaches desired doneness. Remove steak from heat and let it rest with mushrooms in a warm place for several minutes.

Cut the mushrooms in large pieces (quarters if possible) and pile them irregularly on individual warm plates. Slice meat about / inch thick and arrange beside the mushrooms. Drizzle all with accumulated cooking juices and truffle oil; sprinkle with chopped tarragon. Pass sauce separately

Pairs With: Napa Cellars Pinot Noir 750ml

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