Wine & Food Paired Dinners

Trio of Crostini in FlorenceWhether you envision a tasting menu or a traditional dinner format, adding wine pairings are a nice touch.

Often we will focus on the wine and food of a particular region such as the Pacific Northwest, Northern Italy, Argentina/Chile, the Loire Valley, etc.

It’s a fun way to travel the world, learn about culinary traditions and the flavors that best complement wines–all while in the comfort of your own home with a group of friends.

Sample Spring Menu for Pairings:

  • Trio of Crostini:  Edamame & Spring Pea with Mint, Fromage with Ramps and Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese
  • White Lasagna Cupcake with Dressed Microgreens
  • Pesto Arancini Stuffed with Mozzarella on a bed of Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • Grilled Ribeye with Blue Cheese Butter & Crispy Onion Straws
  • White Chocolate-Lavender Panna Cotta with Madeira-Rhubarb Pappardelle

Sample Summer  Grilling Menu for Pairings:

  • Grilled Brined Shrimp with Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa
  • Peruvian Grilled Chicken Wings with Lemony Carrot Salad
  • Grilled Asparagus & Mushroom Salad with Toasted Pecans, Provence Roquefort & Red
  • Chile-Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce & Sweet Potato Grits
  • Blueberries with Bordeaux & Macadamia Nuts

Sample Fall Menu for Pairings:

  • Escarole & White Bean Salad with Fennel & Tarragon Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Goat Cheese & Scallion Pansotti with Black Olive Butter
  • Vera Cruz Style Seven Seas Soup
  • Braised Beef Short Rib with Roasted Cippolini Onions over Polenta
  • Buttermilk Cake with Riesling Poached Pear topped with Vanilla Bean Crème Fraiche