Our Far Niente Chef Sarah Walz loved the idea of creating and sharing elegant recipes that didn’t require an entire pantry of exotic staples. Or an abundance of prep time. The resulting dishes each take less than an hour to make. Which means you have more time to spend around the table with friends, family and great wine.
Our first recipe in the series marries the earthy flavors of a traditional Sauce Chasseur with one of our favorite Cabernet-friendly cuts of meat: the Bone-in Rib Eye. Also known as Hunter’s Sauce, the Sauce Chasseur dates back to the 16th century, when hunters would forage for wild mushrooms and herbs that would then be added to a demi-glace base to create a rich brown sauce.
Read on for Chef Sarah’s recipe, along with suggested serving and wine pairing tips:
2 Tablespoons shallots, diced
4 Tablespoons butter
1 Cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
½ Cup tomato puree
2 Cups beef stock
16-ounce bone-in rib eye
Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
Chef Sarah loves to serve this robust bone-in rib eye with herb-roasted potatoes and glazed sweet winter carrots. As for the wine, the dark, black fruit flavors and rich aromatics of our Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon lend both warmth and richness to this beloved winter dish.
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We're continuing the 40th anniversary celebration of Far Niente's first (and best) Napa Valley Chardonnay with a spring food and wine pairing that's at once effortless and elegant.
As multifaceted as it is iconic, the 2019 Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay's citrus-honeysuckle perfume, silky fruit flavors, warm vanilla and bright finish elevate an array of occasions. Pair this versatile Napa Valley Chardonnay with spring gardens, panoramic views, long lunches, golden sunsets and the seafood and white wine linguine recipe below. This elegant food and wine menu takes less than half an hour to prepare; it's filled with flavor and fragrance; and it's currently one of our top seafood and Chardonnay pairing picks.LEARN MORE