February 27th: Tapas and Wine Pairing (Ladies Night)

I’ve given myself the task of planning a menu for a Girl’s weekend trip that is coming up, which will no doubt include lots of wine…  So therefore, I’ve decided to do a wine pairing menu with different varieties of wine and tapas (and we can’t forget dessert).  And with that, I’ve decided I’d blog my ideas in hopes that the other women will give me their reviews before the event that way we can make any adjustments if necessary.  The deal is we’ll be going up to a cabin a few hours away from Los Angeles for the evening, leaving the husbands and babies behind for a good ole fashion ‘Ladies Night’…

Here are the list of wine types that I plan on pairing, and I’m thinking 1-2 dishes per wine:

  • Prosecco
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

The first wine variety is Prosecco, this is a sparkling white wine served cold. Some of the flavors that go well with this wine are gorgonzola, brie, tomato, bruschetta, goat cheese, lemon, mushroom, almond.  These are the recipe ideas that I am proposing (click on the picture to find the URL link).

Bruschetta

Stuffed Mushroom

Stuffed Brie

Cinnamon Glazed Almonds

Next, Pinot Grigio, a white wine served cold.  Some of the flavors that go well with this wine are shellfish, chicken, mild Asian dishes, Gruyère, mozzarella. These are the recipe ideas that I am proposing (click on the picture to find the URL link).

Shrimp Cocktail

Mozzarella Sticks and Marinara Dipping Sauce

Vegetable Potstickers

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Next, Pinot Noir, a red wine served at room temperature. Some of the flavors that go well with this wine are goat cheese, brie, walnuts, chicken, dried fruit, figs, strawberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, white chocolate, tuna, mushroom sauce, filet mignon.  These are the recipe ideas that I am proposing (click on the picture to find the URL link).

Strawberry, Goat Cheese Salad

White Chocolate Brownie

White Chocolate Cinnamon Popcorn

Fig and Brie Pizza

Next, Cabernet Sauvignon, a red wine served at room temperature. Some of the flavors that go well with this wine are cheddar, gorgonzola, walnuts,broccoli, lavender, rosemary, tomato sauce, beef stew.  These are the recipe ideas that I am proposing (click on the picture to find the URL link).

Mac n' Cheese

Caprese Salad

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Apple, Walnut, Gorgonzola Turnovers

Next, Merlot, a red wine served at room temperature. Some of the flavors that go well with this wine are parmesan, Romano, tomatoes, mint, rosemary, dark chocolate, berries, fondue, caramelized onions.  These are the recipe ideas that I am proposing (click on the picture to find the URL link).

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Tomato, Basil, Parmesan Tart

Mint Chocolate Dipped Brownie Bite

Fondue - anything!

Okay Ladies… opinions?

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