What to Serve Over 4th of July Weekend

Here are some pairing ideas to get you humming…

BOUKÉ WHITE WINE:

1. Mediterranean, Cajun, Chinese, Thai, Indian or Moroccan cuisine
2. Fresh goat cheese (Chabichou du Poitou, Purple Haze, Garroxta)
3. Green, Caesar or beet salad
4. Guacamole
5. Chilled soup (zucchini, cucumber, spicy carrot, minted pea)
6. Pasta primavera
7. Goat cheese soufflé or lasagna
8. Grilled vegetables with lemon and oil dressing
9. Linguine with clams
10. Frittata with chipotle sauce
11. Filet of flounder or sole
12. Risotto with seafood
13. Chilled lobster
14. Baked clams
15. Fish & chips
16. Tuna or chicken salad
17. Fried calamari
18. Fish tacos
19. Fried chicken
20. Chicken Satay
21. Rice balls with cheese
22. Sushi
23. California rolls
24. Fried spring rolls
25. Indian curry

BOUKÉ ROSÉ WINE

1. Cheese: Fog Light, Robiola Roccheeta, Amareto, Epoisses (yes)
2. Mediterranean cuisine and BBQ
3. Maryland Crab Cakes
4. BBQ chicken
5. BBQ Fish
6. Chicken
7. Crab
8. Fish cakes
9. Lighter styles of cheese
10. Turkey
11. Muffaletta
12. Luncheon salads
13. Corn chowder
14. Turkey or ham sandwiches or wraps
15. Dips (nice with hors d’oeuvres)
16. Hummus
17. Cheese with tangy or lemony flavors
18. Greek, Nicoise, Caesar, tuna and pasta salads
19. Ratatouille
20. Bouillabaisse
21. Lamb kebobs
22. Pork chops
23. Veal paillard
24. Seared duck breast

BOUKÉ RED WINE

1. Mild hard cheese (Manchego, Comté, Appenzeller, Roncal)
2. Italian cuisine and outdoor grilling
3. Tomato and olive crostini/bruschetta
4. Tomato soup
5. Assorted salami
6. Grilled mushrooms
7. Ratatouille
8. Eggplant Parmigiano
9. Pâté
10. Pizza Margherita
11. Penne alla Bolognese
12. Burrito
13. Roast chicken
14. Hamburgers
15. Shish Kabob, Steak-on-a-stick
16. Grilled steak/veal/lamb
17. Steak salad
18. Dark chocolate (60%-75% cocoa)

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