There’s just something about alfresco dining that brightens even the simplest menus and wines, whether the setting is a backyard garden or an intimate balcony. With summer around the corner and grilling season finally within sight, it’s time to smooth on your SPF, pull the cork on your favorite Chardonnay and take your dinner outside.
Executive Chef Trevor Eliason offers his top three suggestions for super simple menus, plus one gorgeous new halibut recipe. When he created these pairing tips, Chef Trevor had our Collection of Napa Valley and Russian River Valley Chardonnays in mind, which focuses on vineyard-driven white wines made without malolactic fermentation.
Although each shows the hallmarks of their vintage and vineyard provenance, they all possess bright fruit and minerality in youth and develop sophisticated, rich palate profiles over time. And they all pair happily with the menu suggestions, below!
We love how the halibut’s mild, sweet flavors harmonize with the bright fruit and creamy texture of the 2014 Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay, Napa Valley.
We like to keep it simple, with a salty aged blue cheese, a drizzle of honey and a glass of golden-hued 2010 Dolce, Napa Valley.
Whether you're planning a beachside barbecue with four generations or a simple, refined supper for two (preferably beneath a full moon), cheers to a season spent getting outside!
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