Pairing of the Day: October 2010
October 29, 2010—Lamb Ragout with Olives and Peppers
Pairing: Syrah: 2006 Buty Peter Canlis.
October 28, 2010—Roast Brined Chicken with Raisin and Pine Nut Agrodolce
Pairing: Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir: 2007 Whetstone Bella Vigna.
October 27, 2010—Pan-Seared Black Cod with Grape Salsa
Pairing: Peach-inflected southern French white: 2009 Domaine La Suffrène Bandol or 2009 Château Massiac Viognier.
October 26, 2010—Spinach-and-Sausage-Stuffed Peppers
Pairing: Spicy, concentrated Montepulciano d'Abruzzo: 2007 Zaccagnini Riserva.
October 25, 2010—Eggplant Parm
Pairing: Medium-bodied, cherry-rich Barbera d'Alba: 2008 Massolino.
October 22, 2010—Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde
Pairing: Italian beer: Birrificio Montegioco Rex Grue.
October 21, 2010—Roasted Salmon with Oyster Mushrooms in Red Wine
Pairing: New world Pinot Noir: 2008 Hirsch Vineyards Lulu Canlis from Sonoma or 2007 Kooyong Massale from Australia.
October 20, 2010—Warm Wheat Berries with Tuna, Fennel and Olives
Pairing: Full-bodied Spanish white: 2009 Rafael Palacios Louro do Bolo Godello.
October 19, 2010—Mustard-Glazed Black Cod with Fingerlings and Chive Puree
Pairing: Champagne: NV Jean Milan Canlis Cuvée.
October 18, 2010—Mixed Vegetable and Farro Soup
Pairing: Ripe, fruity Italian Sylvaner: 2009 Abbazia di Novacella.
October 15, 2010—Mortadella and Cheese Panini
Pairing: Fragrant Tocai Friulano: 2008 Bastianich Friulano.
October 14, 2010—Veal Goulash with Paprika, Caraway and Fried Capers
Pairing: Spicy Austrian Zweigelt: 2006 Leth Gigama or 2008 Fritsch Red Soil.
October 13, 2010—Butcher's Ragù with Fusilli
Pairing: Lush, concentrated Merlot: 2007 Scarbolo Campo del Viotto.
October 12, 2010—Pan-Fried Skate with Brown Butter and Parsnip Puree
Pairing: Sonoma Coast Chardonnay: 2008 Littorai Thieriot Vineyard or 2008 MacRostie.
October 11, 2010—Spaghettini with Tomatoes, Anchovies and Almonds
Pairing: Vibrant, raspberry-scented Pinot Nero: 2007 Puiatti Zuccole.
October 8, 2010—Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue Cake
Pairing: Nutty, chocolaty Madeira: Broadbent 3 Year Fine Rich.
October 7, 2010—Easy Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine
Pairing: Napa Cabernet: 2006 Ladera or 2007 Oberon.
October 6, 2010—Chicken Scarpariello
Pairing: Bright, cherry-rich Chianti Classico: 2007 Rocca delle Macìe.
October 5, 2010—Pasta all'Amatriciana
Pairing: Rich Frascati: 2008 Fontana Candida Luna Mater or 2008 Castel de Paolis Donna Adriana.
October 4, 2010—Bacon Burgers on Brioche Buns
Pairing: Juicy, spicy Australian Shiraz: 2009 Spring Seed Wine Co. Scarlett Runner.
October 1, 2010—Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Pairing: A rich, substantial red: 2008 Castel de Paolis Camp Vecchio Rosso or 2008 Casale del Giglio Petit Verdot.