Perfect for Spring: Chablis!

Domaine Laroche Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot, Burgundy, France, 2009
Domaine Laroche Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot, Burgundy, France, 2009 $82.00
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Drouhin Vaudon Chablis, Burgundy, France, 2012
Drouhin Vaudon Chablis, Burgundy, France, 2012 $25.00
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Maison Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, Burgundy, France, 2010
Maison Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, Burgundy, France, 2010 $72.00
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Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, Burgundy, France, 2011
Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, Burgundy, France, 2011 $28.00
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Cocktail Couture: Sparkling Strawberry Sangria!

May 28, 2015

There’s nothing better on a hot Summer day than something delightfully refreshing, delicious and…pink! Our latest installment of Cocktail Couture features a Sparkling Strawberry Sangria that will delight your eyes as well as your palate and coordinate beautifully with your favorite Lilly Pulitzer outfit! For that reason I love serving it in these colorful Lilly Pulitzer acrylic glasses which are perfect for casual outdoor and poolside entertaining. While it doesn’t quite fit the conventional recipe, this drink does meet certain sangria criteria including the presence of chopped fruit (strawberries and raspberries), a bottle of wine (a delightfully dry rosé, I like these), a sweetener (pomegranate juice), and Prosecco rather than seltzer for sparkle (I like this one). Instead of brandy,...

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Summertime Deliciousness: Chipotle Chicken Tinga Tacos!

May 23, 2015

With Summer upon us I’ve been craving the festive flavor of tacos, and I’m not talking about the kind that comes in a kit like Mom used to make on Tuesdays. I’ve been thinking of something more flavorful and authentic with tons of fabulous flavor! After experimenting with a few different recipes, I came up with this one for Chipotle Chicken Tinga Tacos. The term “tinga” refers to a Mexican dish with shredded beef or chicken in a smoky sauce. In this recipe, the smokiness is imparted by chipotle peppers in adobo although tomatoes are also sometimes used. Chipotles are smoked jalapeño peppers which are usually sold in a can immersed in a delicious sauce or “adobo” comprised of paprika,...

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