Chicken Tikka Masala with a Chardonnay

Chicken Tikka Masala with a Chardonnay, Food: It is chicken chunks marinated in yogurt and spices then grilled and served in a creamy spiced tomato sauce, and Saag Aloo (spinach and potatoes), and Jasmine rice. Wine Pairing: The dish is creamy and not too spicy hot, so we selected a Chardonnay from Sicily for its […]

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La Galette des Rois

King's Cake Food: Gina made a king's cake (Frangipane cake) for celebrating the Kings making it to little Jesus' manger last weekend. Wine Pairing: We paired it with a sparkling Cava from Spain, El Macho. It was too soft, so we added some Frangelico (Hazelnut Liquor) in the Cava to make it nice...Very nice.   […]

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Doughnuts for Christmas morning

Doughnuts for Christmas morning I'm a little behind on my "Food and Wine Pairing" blogs, and this one was for Christmas morning. Gina made Sufganiyot doughnuts, stuffed with apricot marmelade, and served with Prosecco. Beignets pour le matin de Noel Je suis un peu en retard dans mes blogues "Accord Mets et Vins", et celui […]

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Simple Dessert - Bananes Flambées

Simple Dessert - Bananes Flambées Cook some orange juice in a pan with cane sugar. When melted, add the bananas and cook for your liking. Add the Corvoisier and flamb (or not). We had ours bananas with coffee, and 1/2 shot of Kalhua, Frangelico, and Corvoisier. Plus whip cream on top. Simple Dessert - Bananes […]

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Cod Cakes with a Sauvignon Blanc

Cod Cakes with a Sauvignon Blanc. Food: The cod cakes are made with Cod, of course, with bread crumbs, coconuts, egg, onions, garlic, thyme, curry and salt. Gina added some red pepper flakes to give it a kick. Served with pineapple and ginger salsa. Wine Pairing: A white wine, no oak, for the fish. We […]

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Hamburger with mushrooms and cheese served with a Carmenere

Hamburger with mushrooms and cheese served with a Carmenere Food: It is a simple hamburger of Angus with some Chedar cheese, mushrooms and onions. It is served with a salad, and homemade bread. Wine Pairing: This is a fatty dish, red meat with salt and pepper, so it needs a nice big red with lot […]

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Mussels with Chorizo and two wines

Mussels with Chorizo and two wines. Food: The mussels are cooked with spanish chorizo sausage, onions, cumin, and cilantro in Mexican beer or clam broth. Then we added some hot sauce and served with homemade bread to deep in the juice. The salad is spinach, avocado, blood orange, and pine nuts. Wine pairing: Seafood with […]

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Cheese Tortellinis with pesto and a Chardonnay

Cheese Tortellinis with Pesto and a Chardonnay: Food: Cheese Tortellinis in a pesto sauce with a spinach salad, and nuts, pear, and cheese. Wine Pairing: A white wine like a Chardonnay, lightly oaked, will do because the pesto is like a sweet spice. We had a Chardonnay from Le Champ Des Etoiles, France, 2015. Note: […]

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Ribs in a curry sauce with a Pinot Noir

Ribs in a curry sauce. Food: Gina cooked the pork ribs in a red curry sauce and served with rice and Saag Aloo (spinach with potatoes), and some naan bread (actually tortillas, but close enough). Wine Pairing: The dish is spicy but not really hot, so we decided to go with a red wine that […]

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Osso Buco with Artichoke

Osso Buco with Artichoke and Cabernet Sauvignon. Food: Italian Osso Buco is a reference to the marrow hole at the center of the cross-cut beef shank. Gina sided the dish with an cooked artichoke cut in half. It was so good I ate half before taking the picture. Wine pairing: A good Italian red wine […]

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