May & June 2021 Drink Pairings

Savor spring with Chef Laura’s latest drink pairings!

These flavorful dishes and tasty pairings are perfect for celebrations like grad parties and Father’s Day or for sharing at a cookout. Take your meal up a notch with these fabulous suggestions from Chef Laura!

May Menu Items


Springtime Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus
Suggested Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc

You can’t go wrong when pairing a bright Sauvignon Blanc with this citrusy and creamy risotto. This wine will also perfectly support the delicate flavor of the shrimp, making this seasonal spring dish pop!

Sonoma Grill SteaksSonoma Grill Steaks
Suggested Pairing: Barbera

This dish is beautifully composed with earthy sundried tomato, sharp lemon, and creamy goat cheese, so it is only right to pair it with a classic Barbera red wine. The northwestern region of Italy, where Barbera wine originates, is known for its high-quality wines that are the perfect accompaniment to a steak like this.

crispy_salmon_cakes_with_tangy_tartar_sauceCrispy Salmon Cakes with Tangy Tartar Sauce
Suggested Pairing: Chardonnay

Salmon practically begs to be paired with a nice buttery chardonnay. The natural oils in the salmon complement the complexity of chardonnay wine, plus this wine can stand up to the tangy tartar sauce – yum!

June Menu Items

american_sports_grille_steaksAmerican Sports Grill Steaks with Seasoned Onion Rings
Suggested Pairing: Pale Ale

Steak and beer are a match made in heaven, and with our tender cut of beef, the pairing reaches its highest potential. Pale ale is a light-colored beer with strong flavors and a dry finish, and its fruity undertones pair well with the manly sirloin. Try this pairing out for Father’s Day!

Summer Shrimp Boil
Suggested Pairing: IPA

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with an IPA for a summer shrimp boil. The strong citrus undertones of the beer and hoppy background can stand up to the heavily seasoned broth and lemon wedges. The flavorful shrimp will match perfectly with a standard IPA.

Summer Mexican Chicken Power Bowl
Suggested Pairing: Mexican Lager

Is there anything better than a crisp and light Mexican lager with a lime wedge and any Mexican-flavored dish? We can’t think of anything better! The light, crisp lager is the perfect match to the earthy and spicy flavors of Latin cuisine.


Peach Crisp
Suggested Pairing: Riesling

Riesling is the perfect match for a peach crisp as the wine itself has a peachy flavor profile. The peach-on-peach action will feel like summer in a bite!

berry_apple_bumble_blossomsBumble Blossoms
Suggested Pairing: Port

Our bumble blossoms have a beautiful mix of fruits and berries, making a rich port a great pairing. The port will bring forth any of the prominent fruit flavors while also cutting through the buttery pastry. Enjoy!