Le Menu du Jour



Somehow, I have found myself pairing food for a friend’s collection of wines….  This is the menu below, with recipes to follow next week.  Apologies in advance to the true wine connoisseurs who might find the pairings less than perfect.


Happy New Year       3 January 2014



Warm Brioche with Foie Gras Terrine

2003 Château Lafaurie Peyraguey Sauternes


Jamón Serrano with Pan con Tomate

1996 Ducru Beaucaillou St Julien Bordeaux



Hand-Cut Pasta with Mushrooms & Truffle Cream

2003 Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf du Pape

Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf du Pape Southern Rhone


Magret de Canard, Slow-Roasted Grapes & Duck-Fat Roasted Potatoes

2003 Château Angélus St. Emilion, Bordeaux & 2002 Torbreck Run Rig Barossa, Australia


Porchetta-Style Roast Pork over Soft Rolls & Roasted Carrots

2006 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf du Pape Southern Rhone


Kobe-Style Wagyu Beef with Shallot Red Wine Sauce

2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red Paso Robles, California




French & Italian Cheese Plate Salad of Endive & Green Apple

2002 Kalleske Shiraz Greenock Barossa, Australia


Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta & Chocolate Cream Pie





2 comments... read them below or add one


  1. January 3, 2014 3:54 pm by Seung Hee Reply

    No pairing for the dessert? Mmmm Chateauneuf du Pape pairings look amazing.

  2. January 4, 2014 6:11 am by stadtgarten Reply

    This menu sounds absolutely delicious! I am looking forward to seeing the recipes soon. But yet for today you have inspired me for dinner – thanks a lot ;)
    Greetings from Valensole,
    amicalement, Monika

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