Mosby Winery, we receive shipments of wine throughout the year. The wines are of their choosing and many of them are exclusive. Our November shipment included 3 bottles of Sangiovese wine - 1 each from 2006, 2007, and 2008. We decided to have a dinner party with foods to compliment the rich, Italian flavors of the wine. We served the wines in chronological order and everyone agreed - as did Mosby - that the 2007 vintage was the best.
Olive Tapenade Pinwheels
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Unroll puff pastry sheet and spread with Olive Tapenade.
Roll from the short edge.
Slice into 1/4-inch pieces and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes until puffed and lightly browned.
1/4 Red Onion thinly sliced and set in Ice Water for 1/2 hour to crisp
1/4 cup Gorgonzola Cheese
Roasted Pine Nuts
Italian Vinaigrette made with Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar
1 recipe of Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Dough rolled out into a rectangle (instead of 2 round pizzas)
Drizzle with Olive Oil
Sprinkle with Salt, Italian Herb Mix, Parmesan Cheese, and very thinly sliced onion
Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
Slice into squares and serve as you would bread.
Serve with pasta - cooked according to package directions - and toss with 1 Tablespoos each Butter and Olive Oil and a bit of Salt.
Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and fresh Basil.
David Lebovitz's Chocolate Ice Cream - this is the second time we've made this cooked custard ice cream and it's amazing! It's far more like a dark chocolate mousse than any grocery-store variety chocolate ice cream. Everyone continued to enjoy the flavor-balance of the Sangiovese wine with chocolate, too.
My sister-in-law, Stephanie, brought a plate piled with holiday goodies. She made Chocolate Malt Cookies, Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies, Peppermint Bark, and Peanut Brittle.