Dream Dinners Wine Pairings: January and February 2020

At Dream Dinners, we have everything you need for self-catering, whether you are planning a romantic date night for two or a dinner party for 12.  Our monthly menus include everything from kid-friendly options to dinners so impressive that your guests will wonder if you went to culinary school!  Take your dinnertime experience to the next level by serving these delicious menu items with our handpicked wine pairings.

January Menu Items

Blackened_Mahi_MahiBlackened Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
Suggested Pairing: Prosecco
Keep popping that bubbly from the New Year! The spiced blackening rub and refreshing pineapple salsa make the perfect pair with a light and crisp Prosecco.

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Lemon Villa Chicken with Almond Green Beans
Suggested Pairing: Pinot Grigio
The earthiness of Pinot Grigio will complement the bright citrus found in the lemon chicken.

Creamy_Chicken_RisottoCreamy Chicken Risotto
Suggested Pairing: Chardonnay
The creamy risotto with tender chicken is a rich dish, so pair it with a bright Chardonnay to lighten things up!

Shanghai_Sweet_and_Sour_Pork_TenderloinShanghai Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin with Jasmine Rice
Suggested Pairing: Merlot
Enhance the touch of sweetness from the pineapple found in the sweet and sour sauce with a nice merlot. A Merlot will also be able to stand up to the gaminess of the pork tenderloin.

 

February Menu Items

Gnocchi_Vegetable_PrimaveraGnocchi Vegetable Primavera
Suggested Pairing: Sparkling Rosé
Indulge in the feeling of Spring by pairing an off-dry sparkling rosé with the bright lemony primavera sauce. The bubbles will mix perfectly with the delicate flavors of this dish.

Chicken_and_Shrimp_CarbonaraChicken and Shrimp Carbonara
Suggested Pairing: Chardonnay
Lean into the creamy sauce of this classic carbonara and pop open a bottle of Chardonnay with an equally smooth and buttery flavor profile.

Chili_ColoradoSlow Cooked Chili Colorado
Suggested Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon
The bold flavors of this classic meat dish call for a wine with the same boldness. Cabernet Sauvignon will make the perfect match with rich fruit flavors and hints of black pepper.

mini_chicken_pot_piesMini Chicken Pot Pies
Suggested Pairing: Pinot Grigio
The layers of buttery pastry dough call for a counter-balance of a refreshing and mild Pinot Grigio.

 

Desserts

peanut_butter_stackChocolate Peanut Butter Stacks
Suggested Pairing: Riesling
Aim for a dry Riesling to complement the rich layers of flavor found in these indulgent Chocolate Peanut Butter Stacks.

cheesecake_xangosDulce de Leche Cheesecake Xangos
Suggested Pairing: Moscato
A slight effervescent and peachy flavored Moscato will be the perfect accompaniment to the richness of the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Xangos.

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