Wine & Food Blog

Friday, December, 15, 2017

Chef Anthony St. Peter’s French-Tied Tandoori BBQ Short Rib at Eve’s at the Garden

I’d heard the term Sous Vide before, knew it was a cooking technique, but I wasn’t entirely sure what it was. Executive Chef Anthony St. Peter of Eve’s at The Garden in Portland, ME brought me up to speed with his French-Tied Tandoori BBQ Short-Rib with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Rosemary-Balsamic Reduction, and some Simply-Dressed Greens.  (more…)

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2011 Cedré Héritage from Cahors, France

The 2011 Cedré Héritage from Cahors, France. Lush ripe red raspberry and plums, with intoxicating aromas violets and lily, smoky and dusty earth, cedar, tobacco, and chocolate. Medium plus body, alcohol, acidity and gripping tannins and finish. A really good wine from one of our favorite go to regions for good value reds. For eating in, this wine would go really well with a garlic and rosemary rubbed steak on the grill and a side of marinated shiitakes. If dining out, the steak at the Merry Table in Portland, Maine is one we highly recommend. Give them a few days advance notice and they can arrange to have this wine for you, And I believe they have a delicious Cahors on the menu.

 

Lobster Guacamole and the 2013 Campuget Rosé—Zapoteca, Portland, ME

Zapoteca knocks the Mexico meets Maine theme out of the park with this Lobster Guacamole dish. Add a glass of the 2013 Chateau de Campuget, Tradition Rosé from the Costieres de Nimes, France and have yourself and incredible food and wine experience in Portland, Maine. In fact, I sampled a few other possible wine pairings, and for my palate, this rosé was the best choice by the glass for this dish.

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