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Bourdain and Oyster Omelette

Posted by Monica Yu on

Bourdain and Oyster Omelette

Oysters have come a long way in food history. There are hundreds of preparations and heated debates on how to cook and eat them properly. They served as as a gateway to the wonderful world of gastronomy. Just ask any esteemed foodie, chef and culinary enthusiast about their first oyster experience.                     Image from back Appetites. Photo Credit: Bobby Fisher From Anthony Bourdain's book Kitchen Confidential, he recalled a detailed childhood trip to France where he experienced oysters for the first time by a fisherman named Monsieur Saint-Jour. "I took it in my hand,...

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Tuna Sashimi Salad

Posted by Monica Yu on

Tuna Sashimi Salad

Japanese dishes tend to be on the delicate and light side. Often presenting a challenge to pair with wines that might dominate the subtle flavors. This particular sashimi dish should elevate the wines and offer balance if you provide the optimal pairing. Perfect for warm weathers and long days, prepare this dish as instructed or finely dice the tuna as you would for tuna tartare, then mix in the dressing. Try this dish with Rosé, Sparkling Rosé and Grenache Blanc.  While the Rosés offer lightness and balance, the round and oily texture of Grenache Blanc is perfect with the soft...

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Creamy Lemon and Dill Shrimp Salad

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

Creamy Lemon and Dill Shrimp Salad

As the season starts to heat up, we find ourselves craving lighter dishes with fresh and nutritious ingredients. Our latest favorite has been this shrimp and white bean salad with creamy lemon and dill dressing. We love how easy this recipe is to make! The tart of the lemon balances beautifully with the creaminess of the dressing and freshness of the watercress and dill. Try pairing this dish with refreshing white wines: Sancerre or Bordeaux White. Ingredients: 3 tbsp Mayonaise 2 tbsp Plain Yogurt 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice (divided) 1 1/2 tsp Chopped Fresh Dill 1/4 tsp Salt (divided) 1/4 tsp...

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Spanish Meat and Seafood Paellas

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

Spanish Meat and Seafood Paellas

We got together with Ray and Terri Riojas from Rio de Ojas Gift Shop in Claremont for a special birthday dinner celebration of homemade paella and tapas. Historically, Paella has Spanish origins and was created out of a need to use miscellaneous leftovers. These recipes include many meats and other ingredients which can be swapped or modified as desired. Ray created two paella dishes, meat and seafood, to share with us and now we share these recipes with you. Pair these either of these dishes with a platter of tapas, a great bottle of wine and friendly faces.  Three Meat...

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Mastering the Thanksgiving Table & Wine

Posted by Monica Yu on

Mastering the Thanksgiving Table & Wine

Counting down the days to Thanksgiving or upcoming holiday dinner parties and overwhelmed with which wine to pair with your dishes? Let the Bottle Shop guide you to master the holiday table and giving you more time to entertain. After all, our main philosophy is that wine is food. If you are really short on time, grab a few bottles of this Pinot Noir and you are all set.  Remember, no single wine is going to be perfect with the variety of food you are serving. So pick a few versatile styles that will work with your dishes. Here is the game...

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