Indulge in the season’s flavors with Chef Laura’s food and wine pairings perfect for Spring.
Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the weather is warming. Spring is upon us, and there are plenty of delightful Spring days ahead. What better way to celebrate than with a delicious meal and a bottle of wine? Luckily, Dream Dinners and 7Cellars have made that Spring celebration easier than ever. The award-winning wines produced by 7Cellars pair perfectly with our easy & delicious Spring dinners. Place your Dream Dinners order, and then head over to 7Cellars to get all the wine you need this Spring. Use discount code DREAMDINNERS to receive 40% off your 7Cellars purchase for a limited time. Not confident in your wine-pairing skills? Not a problem. Chef Laura has provided us with 12 food and wine pairings perfect for Spring.
1. Creamy Chicken Risotto & Chardonnay
The creaminess in this delicious risotto pulls out the butter and cream quality of 7Cellar’s Chardonnay. The pair is perfect for enjoying on a crisp spring day. The Farm Collection Chardonnay by 7Cellars is a bright, fruit-forward wine. It has tropical hints that include fruit, lime, and pear. The medium-bodied chard is complete with balanced acidity. A well-structured wine for a well-structured meal. Indulge in flavors of apple, toasted oak, and creamy, crunchy goodness when you dive into this perfect pair.
2. Spiced Chickpea and Cauliflower & Chardonnay
If you’re celebrating Meatless Monday, add this brand new vegetarian dish to your Dream Dinners order. Our Spiced Chickpea and Cauliflower with Pita Bread is the perfect dish to bite into this Spring. Flavorful spices infuse a mixture of cauliflower and chickpeas. Served in a warm pita and ready in under 30 minutes. Enjoy this dish as an afternoon snack with 7Cellar’s The Farm Collection Chardonnay. The Chardonnay perfectly balances the flavorful spices from the dish. This perfect pairing truly brings out the best in each other.
3. Pork Chop Milanese & Pinot Noir
The Sommeliers over at 7Cellar’s recommend pairing our Pork Chop Milanese with their 2019 The Farm Collection Pinot Noir. We gave it a try, and it may just be our new favorite pairing. Dream Dinners Pork Chop Milanese is a true weeknight win. So, if you’re celebrating “winesday” (wine on Wednesday), this is the pair for you. Lightly breaded pork chops are golden brown and finished with a lemon caper sauce. The fast and fancy meal cooks in under 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for any busy weeknight dinner.
4. Mini Turkey Meatloaves & Cabernet Sauvignon
One of the best qualities of our Mini Turkey Meatloaves is that there are so many ways to enjoy them. For example, you can serve as is with our Bacon Ranch Green Beans to make for a complete family dinner. The kids will gobble up their greens when they try our new twist on classic green beans. The crisp bacon and ranch seasoning covering this class veggie will have everybody craving more. Not feeling these for dinner? Turn them into Mini Turkey Meatloaves sandwiches and have yourself a lavish lunch! However you decide to enjoy our Mini Turkey Meatloaves, make sure you enjoy them with 7Cellar’s The Farm Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. The mighty flavor in these mini meatloaves is enough to stand up to the full-bodied cab sav with notes of dark berries. A match made in heaven.
5. Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken & Pinot Noir
The sweetness and spice of mustard in our Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken are great with a smooth pinot to smooth out the contrast of flavors. For that reason, 7Cellar’s The Farm Collection Pinot Noir is the perfect match for this dish. This medium-bodied Pinot Noir is elegant and refined. There are notes of bright cherry, ripe plum, cola, and dried herbs on the palate. On the finish, there is a touch of vanilla and toasted oak. The wine pairs perfectly with tender chicken breasts cooked in a tangy sauce of mustard, honey, and shallots. Served with a side of Oven Roasted Broccoli to make for a complete meal that will leave you satisfied as ever.
6. Mushroom Swiss Bistro Burger & Cabernet Sauvignon
Have you ever paired a juicy burger with a medium to full-bodied wine? If you haven’t, you will want to give it a try. And we’ve got the exact pairing for you. Dream Dinners Mushroom Swiss Bistro Burger and 7Cellar’s The Farm Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. Add our Mushroom Swiss Bistro Burger with Salt & Pepper Fries to your order and fire up the grill. Enjoy a juicy beef patty topped with sauteed mushrooms, onion, and melted swiss cheese, and finished with a thyme aioli. In Chef Laura’s words, “The red meat and savory aoli are awesome with this deep red.”
7. Cripsy Salmon Cakes & Chardonnay
Our Crispy Salmon Cakes with Tangy Tartar Sauce is a Dream Dinners Classic great for Spring. Tender salmon cakes filled with savory spices and vegetables. Pan-fried and paired with a tangy tartar sauce. According to Matching Food and Wines, there is no better pairing for a slightly oaky chardonnay than salmon fish cakes. As you can see, 7Cellar’s The Farm Collection Chardonnay is the absolute perfect pair for this dreamy dish.
8. Baked Penne Chicken Alfredo & Pinot Noir
It’s been a busy week. You don’t have much time to prepare dinner, and you could really use a glass of wine. Don’t worry; 7Cellars and Dream Dinners has you covered. Place an order for our Baked Penne Chicken Alfredo and The Farm Collection Pinot Noir. Our Baked Penne Chicken Alfredo is perfect for busy nights because it cooks from frozen. All you have to do is pop it in the oven. While it’s cooking, crack open the Pinot Noir and enjoy flavors of bright cherry, ripe plum, cola, and dried herbs. When the oven dings, enjoy diced chicken and penne pasta tossed in a creamy alfredo sauce and baked to perfection.
9. Chicken Costoletta & Chardonnay
The 2020 Farm Collection Chardonnay goes perfect with the nutty almond and creamy lemon sauce in our Chicken Costoletta. Breaded chicken breasts drizzled with a lemon white wine sauce. Served with a side of Almond Green Beans. A delicately seasoned butter blend pairs perfectly with our green beans topped with toasted almonds and a crisp glass of Chardonnay. What’s not to love?
10. Sticky Ginger Turkey Meatballs & Pinot Noir
Make sure you order our Sticky Ginger Turkey Meatballs over Fried Rice this month. You can enjoy it with its perfect pair: The Farm Collection Pinot Noir. The flavors in this combination will have your tastebuds jumping with joy. Flavorful Asian meatballs in a sticky ginger glaze served with savory fried rice and a smooth and savory glass of Pinot. Grab your chopsticks, pour up a drink, and get ready to fall in love.
11. Thai Peanut Chicken & Chardonnay
Our Thai Peanut Chicken is another global flavor you don’t want to miss out on. Chicken breasts simmered in savory peanut sauce with lime and cilantro served over rice. The fruity flavors found in this dish are a match made in heaven with the fruity notes of The Farm Collection Chardonnay. When it comes to food and wine pairings, this combination is one in a million.
12. Honey Chipotle Pork Tenderloin & Cabernet Sauvignon
7Cellar’s rich, medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon tastes excellent all of the time. However, you have to try it with our Honey Chipotle Pork Tenderloin. Juicy pork tenderloin topped with a sweet honey chipotle glaze and hints of garlic. This food and wine pairing will be your go-to for every backyard spring dinner.
Still enjoying your Dream Dinners from last month? Check out Chef Laura’s food and wine pairings from the March menu. We’d love to share! Make sure to place your Dream Dinners order and add these 12 delicious dinners, so you’re set for Spring. Grab your wine from 7Cellars and use discount code DREAMDINNERS for 40% off your purchase for a limited time. Tag us in pictures of your food & wine pairings on social @dreamdinners and @7cellars. We can’t wait to see it!