Pairings for Sharing
Posted on August 31, 2018
The arrival of fall means we can look forward to cozy evenings spent by the glow of a fire. These dishes for two are perfectly paired with complementary sips by the culinary experts of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Mille Fleurs, Rancho Valencia, and Dolce Pane e Vino.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa’s Ahi Poke: fresh Hawaiian ahi tuna, citrus, sesame seed, avocado, scallion, housemade poke sauce, radish, cilantro, served with crispy wonton chips. Paired with “The Palomino”: Reposado Tequila, Licor 43, fresh-pressed ginger, lime, and agave, garnished with a candied ginger cube and lime
Mille Fleurs’ King Salmon Tartar with two types of caviar, crème fraîche, fennel, lemon emulsion. Paired with Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Spottswoode “Estate,” Napa
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s Pacific Rim Ceviche: coconut water, yuzu marinade, wonton chips. Paired with “Ranchero’s Delight”: Roca Patron Tequila, Aperol, Montenegro, agave, and lime
Dolce Pane e Vino’s Seared Scallops: sweet yellow corn, tri-color quinoa, blistered Sungold tomatoes, watermelon gherkin, Flavor King pluots. Paired with “The Winston”: Don Julio Silver, muddled cucumber, Cointreau, lemon, lime, Sprite and soda water
Photography by Vincent Knakal