Cooking a Cozy Dinner with Bordeaux
1. Pasta with salmon
Pasta with salmon is a warm and nourishing dish that also happens to be easy to prepare and relatively healthy. Cover some poached salmon fillets with a quick butter-lemon sauce, garnish with chopped fresh herbs, and serve on top of your favorite pasta (we prefer pappardelle) and pair with a refreshing dry white Bordeaux such as Château Les Charmes Godard Blanc. This lively, creamy-textured dry white Bordeaux has a delicate spicy kick on the finish that elegantly complements the velvety texture of the salmon.
2. Asian beef and broccoli stir-fry
Stir-fry always seems better when cooked in a wok, but a frying pan will do in a pinch. Flavors of garlic, ginger and soy combine to give this classic Asian beef dish a savory aroma, and broccoli adds some much needed green to the winter color palette. Serve over rice and pair with a juicy red Bordeaux such as Château Jean Faux: its vibrant dark fruit flavors, supple tannins, and mineral complexity deliver the perfect foil for this gently spicy stir fry.
3.Poached salmon with asparagus
Salmon with asparagus is a warm and nourishing dish that also happens to be healthy and easy to prepare. Cover some poached salmon fillets with a quick butter-lemon sauce, garnish with chopped fresh herbs, and serve with a young, zippy Bordeaux rosé such as Chateau Tassin Rosé – delightfully crisp. Fruity and dare I say elegant plus packed with juicy red berry fruit flavors.
4. Carrot potage
A potage is a thick French soup that’s perfect for a quick, warm meal on a cold night. All you need is a big soup pot, butter, oil, herbs, an onion and a lot of carrots. Add a little rice to thicken the stock and voila: your staid American soup is now a sensuous French potage! Soup is generally not the easiest dish to pair with wine, but we recommend a sweet Bordeaux wines such as Château La Rame “Traditionnel” —this moderately sweet wine with its racy backbone of refreshing acidity lifts and complements the mix of earthy, savory yet slightly sweet flavor of the carrots.