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Bespoke Ruben Sandwich – Grenache

This recipe started with a March wine club release party back in 2017 when we did a full Irish boiled dinner. After the event we had several pounds of Corned Beef leftovers… Turns out these Rubens are the best thing ever! Especially with our Grenache.

Huli Huli Chicken – Serenade

Huli Huli chicken is a Hawaiian street-food first created in 1954 by Ernest Morgado using his grandmother’s recipe. He never divulged the actual ingredients so this is our best approximation based on happy memories and research. I wonder if he knew how well it pairs with our GSM blend?

Syrah Braised Short Ribs – Syrah

This recipe was presented at our Barrel Tasting in January of 2018 and is made with the La Vie Dansante Syrah Port and Syrah, neither of which were available at the time. 

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce – Nocturne

A decidedly Mediterranean flavor permeates this complex dish.  The lamb is marinated in La Vie Dansante Wines Rehearsal Syrah blend while the two sauces comingle in the finished preparation.

Port Wine Dark Chocolate Reduction – Port

A rich, dark, chocolate sauce made with port wine for a grown-up ice cream sundae topping. Use the best chocolate you can find, we recommend either Ghiradelli or Guittard.