Thursday, December 13, 2018

Recipe Thursday: Pairing to Warm the Heart


Robust, hearty reds are a welcome addition to the table this time of year, and so are the equally indulgent dishes that pair so beautifully with them. These are the pairings often shared on a chilly evening by the fireplace, warming the heart and evoking a sense of comfort and contentment. We can think of no better example than a glass of Domaine du Terme’s Gigondas, paired with Girl and the Kitchen’s fragrant and tender Wild Mushroom and Beef Stew.

Photo: Girl and the Kitchen

New York Times Wine Critic, Eric Asimov, once wrote that Gigondas is “a red that takes you into the woods.” This is absolutely true of this pairing. The woodsy, garrigue notes in the Gigondas match the earthy mushrooms in the stew. Meanwhile, the stewed fruit characteristics of the wine bring out the slight sweetness of the Cognac in the dish.

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