Top Five Food Pairings for 2018 Hallberg Ranch
Coq au Vin
First, we pay tribute to Julia Child with this chicken dish that was so close to her heart. It’s quick to make, for traditional French cuisine; the chicken is simmered in a rich red wine sauce with bacon crumbles, herbs, and mushrooms, and will be ready to hit the table in about an hour.
This simple, healthy recipe turns out perfectly every time, using the simple trick of baking it wrapped in foil along with garlic, lemon, and herbs. Best enjoyed the same day it’s cooked and with a nice glass of 2018 Hallberg Ranch!
Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms with Breadcrumbs
Stuffed cremini mushrooms make the perfect appetizer bites and are rich in antioxidants. If you’re prepping them ahead the day before, all you have to do before serving is bring them to room temperature and sprinkle on the bread crumbs. Bon appétit!
When having people over, nothing beats a good cheese board with almonds, crackers, and dried fruits to share wine and conversation over. Some of our local favorites to pair with the 2018 Hallberg Ranch include:
- Cow Girl Creamery: Mt. Tam or Wagon Wheel
- Vella Cheese Company: Mezzo Seco or Dry Jack
- Cypress Grove Creamery: Midnight Moon or Humboldt Fog
Rigatoni with Sausage & Butternut Squash Ragu
Finally, we present homey holiday-gathering vibes that you don’t have to wait until Autumn to enjoy. This one can also be prepped ahead of time, and popped in the oven about two hours before dinner is served.
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