Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cooking with Wine

 Almost since its inception, Wine Club has been talking about having a "cooking with wine" night. Well, it only took four years, but we finally did it! Our menu included: a salad with a homemade red wine vinaigrette...

 Chicken with proscuitto and basil, poached in white wine...

and Red wine-marinated steak bites...

Erica's chicken dish was delicious!

 Jen made a delicious chilled strawberry soup that included wine. This dish would be amazing for summer get-togethers! I'm not sure which recipe she used, but here's a sample recipe.

 She also made a delicious tomato and cucumber salad with wine vinaigrette.

 We sampled a few wines, including Chateau Tour de L'Ange Macon Rouge wine.

 and classic Rodney Strong sauvignon blanc!

 I made...with very mixed success, sparkling wine gelee with raspberries. It was simultaneously beautiful and looked like Halloween food.

And our favorite wine for the night: Sei Amici lambrusco, a delicious sparkling red.

It was the first time we'd ever eaten around the table, family-style, and it was sweet and fun! If you're wondering about the mixed success of my gelee...don't worry, I've got that story for tomorrow.

1 comment:

Heather West said...

That salad bowl is beautiful!