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2006 Bordeaux Rose -- Help with food pairing

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slowfoodgrrl Aug 13, 2007 01:37 PM

I'm inviting a new beau over for dinner and want to drink this bottle of the above with whatever I make since I've been craving rose'. What would be good food pairings for this date on my porch? Neither of us is big on red meat. I'm sort of thinking fish, but need suggestions. Thanks!

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: slowfoodgrrl Aug 13, 2007 02:11 PM

    Grilled fish with aioli or tarragon mayonnaise.

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      slowfoodgrrl RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 13, 2007 07:50 PM

      This sounds wonderful. Do you have a recipe for aioli that you like? (I have several, but am curious what you'd do.) Same goes for fish. What would you pick?

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        Robert Lauriston RE: slowfoodgrrl Aug 13, 2007 10:11 PM

        I'm lazy, I just use the technique from the 1975 Joy of Cooking's blender mayonnaise recipe, substituting mashed garlic for the mustard, cayenne, and sugar and using 100% olive oil.

        Fish, whatever looked good at the store. Actually if I were planning ahead I'd poach salt cod.

    2. carswell RE: slowfoodgrrl Aug 13, 2007 03:24 PM

      Tuna stew (with white wine, tomatoes and/or peppers and/or olives), grilled squid, grilled scallops, crayfish à la bordelaise (flamed in brandy; seasoned with cayenne; poached in white wine with mirepoix; sauced with the reduced poaching liquid thickened with egg yolks). Or RL's suggestions.

      1. WannabeChef Steve RE: slowfoodgrrl Aug 13, 2007 04:44 PM

        Grilled fish, grilled chicken or a ham dinner would go nicely. Just make sure if you have any sauces that they don't over power the rose.

        1. Vinny Barbaresco RE: slowfoodgrrl Aug 13, 2007 10:25 PM

          Roast chicken, farm fresh sweet corn, a green salad or green beans with a nice mustard vinaigrette and a crusty baguette would pair nicely with a Bordeaux Rose and a Summer supper on the porch.

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