Side veg/Salad to go with Kunde Estate Reserve Chardonnay?
I'm having a Kunde Estate Reserve Chardonnay with either scallops or halibut on Saturday. Thinking of starting with cold cucumber soup (not sure if there are specific spices to avoid? sometimes I do it with light curry, sometimes with just garlic and shallot and yogurt...). But I'm looking for an easy side dish that will compliment the wine (or a salad).
I saw earlier posts recommending AGAINST much garlic, so will keep that in mind for the scallops. And one person's post made me think perhaps I should serve the scallops/halibut over mashed potatoes rather than over pasta, as I was planning.
I've had Chard similar to the Kunde served with caramelized scallops (three big ones) placed on top of a mound of roasted garlic mashed potatoes with a chive beurre blanc pool at the bottom. An unforgettable dish. A caterer first prepared it, and now whenever I have a butterball Chard on hand, I think of this pairing.