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Roquefort & Roughage Salad

Posted by Monica Yu on

Roquefort & Roughage Salad

We love this recipe for Roquefort & Roughage Salad because of the joyous harmony of the citrusy dressing with the pungent creaminess of the cheese. This raw sheep's milk cheese coats the leaves beautifully making these cruciferous vegetables absolutely delicious to devour. For this recipe, we sourced the French Roquefort from Milk Farm, a cheese shop in Eagle Rock. They had many delicious options of cheese in the blue family that would also do wonderfully in this salad. You can source your blue cheese from just about any cheese shop or grocery store.  Not everyone loves a pungent blue cheese and finding...

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Bourdain and Oyster Omelette

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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

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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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Mastering the Thanksgiving Table & Wine

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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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