Friday, March 7, 2008

Four Food and Wine Pairing from Fleming's Steakhouse

Fleming's Steakhouse in Boston is having a special wine pairing dinner featuring the wines of Paul Newman and Francis Ford Coppola. Food and wine pairings include:

Sicilian Bruschettas topped with Olive Oil, Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs and Spicy Tuna Tartare on Focaccia Crackers partnered with a dry sparkling Pinot Blanc, blended with small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat. Flavor notes include aromas of ripe apricots, tangerine, pear, melon, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle.

Seared Arctic Char nestled on a Fennel and Citrus Salad is paired with a Chardonnay. Flavor notes include aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, apple, pear and a touch of sweet vanilla on the bright, citrusy finish.

Glazed Duck Breast marinated in Newman's Own Teriyaki, fanned over a Crispy Polenta Cake with Roasted Grapes is matched with Cabernet Sauvignon. Flavor notes include ripe berry and cherry fruit, accented by black pepper, chocolate, herbaceous and sweet cedar notes.

Filet "Corleone" with Porcini Mushrooms, served on a bed of Sweet Onion Risotto surrounded by a Winter Vegetable Bouquet is paired with a Bordeaux style cabernet blend. flavor notes include blackberry, plum and roasted espresso with white pepper and vanilla.

Do any of these wine and food pairings appeal to you? What taste combinations would you enjoy?

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