Palate Pleasing Pairings:
We recently had the opportunity to create an inspired custom winter menu that was paired with some of Michael Shaps’ delicious wines. Michael Shaps wines are produced in small lots from leased vineyards that are grown under the supervision of Michael Shaps and Philip Stafford. His wines were the muse for our menu.
Wild mushroom and truffle pot pie paired with 2008 Michael Shaps Chardonnay
Seared sea scallop, cauliflower puree, shiitake mushrooms, brown butter, and chive oil paired with 2009 Michael Shaps Viognier
Confit chicken and goat cheese ravioli, smoked tomato, and fried leek paired with 2008 Michael Shaps Cabernet Franc
Beet risotto, coq au vin, preserved lemon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and basil oil paired with 2008 Michael Shaps Merlot
Smoked beef medallions, maytag blue cheese, toasted walnut, and porcini jus paired with 2009 Michael Shaps Petit Verdot
Flourless chocolate cake, cinnamon plantain chip, and caramel ice cream
To learn more about Michael Shaps, please visit http://www.virginiawineworks.com/.
Groovin’ Gourmets specializes in creating custom pairing menus for beer, bourbon, and wine. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on planning your next event.
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