We started a tradition in our house of having a few of our closest friends over every spring for a several course meal with wine pairings. My husband loves to cook and I love to bake/entertain so we always enjoy putting these things together….and of course, we both love wine so it’s a great excuse to drink copious amounts of it!!
This year, we did 5 courses. We asked both couples to bring an appetizer and a bottle of wine to pair with their dish (it’s too much work to do it on our own)!
The evening was a smashing success. It started with a crisp glass of champagne and ended with a rowdy game of Telephone Pictionary. If you’ve never heard of or played this game before, I highly recommend it. You will get a great ab workout from all the laughing! Somewhere in between all of this, the six of us belted out “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida. I know what you are thinking and yes, we are that cool!
Let me set the scene first. Here’s what the table looked like:
And without further ado, here’s each course with its wine pairing (if you are interested in any of the dishes, I’ve put some links at the bottom of this post):
And just so that you don’t all think I am too much of a pretentious douche, this is how I pronounce Châteauneuf du Pape.
A special shout out goes to my mama who made 90% of the cake so that I could get other things ready! Thanks mom!!
Thanks all for reading!