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Menu (with restrictions) to accompany Brunello

Miele Maiale Jan 30, 2005 01:24 PM

I am opening a bottle of 1993 Brunello di Montalcino shortly, and will be entertaining a couple of friends, one of whom is an Italian chef. The trouble is, his wife does not eat red meat.

Any menu ideas? Elegant yet robust, and not too ambitious so I don't embarass myself. Recipes would be great too.

Thanks in advance!

  1. c
    Christine Jan 30, 2005 02:33 PM

    Try to find some nice wild salmon and cook it very simply; it pairs nicely with red wine.

    1. j
      Joel Teller Jan 30, 2005 07:55 PM

      Last night my wife made a mushroom ragout over pasta with fresh shiitakes. Superb with red wine. It had chicken stock, so "no *RED* meat."

      If she eats bird, how about a roast chicken? Or goose?
      Or one of a million kinds of chicken stews?

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