|Pan seared scallops, bacon citrus beurre blanc and chardonnay|
However, this is when local restaurants put out the welcome mat for local diners, with incentives on both food and wine. It's also when chefs have a little more time in the kitchen to prepare special meals to pair with the many special wines that are distributed on our area.
There's one this week at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse featuring a name most food and wine aficionados know quite well, Chateau Montelena. If you'll remember the 1973 chardonnay from this winery is widely credited with putting California on the world wine map in the so-called Judgement of Paris.
This special TasteMaker Dinner is taking place at restaurants across the country this Thursday (06/15/17) so if you're not in Southwest Florida, you can still enjoy the spoils of this event. As you might expect the chardonnay will be poured along with the well-known cabernet sauvignon (2006).
|Petite filet mignon, cipolinni ragout, roasted wild mushroom,|
cauliflower mash and estate cabernet
|Sesame grilled chicken and udon noodle salad in Thai peanut dressing with riesling|
Throughout the summer I'll be featuring these special food and wine events hoping to see you at some.