Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

Steak and Baked Vegetables with Aubergine Sauce – Burgundy

This is a Nigel Slater recipe that sounded delicious and seemed to cry out forBurgundy. I didn’t read the recipe in full until I had decanted a bottle of rather good Burgundy – and then I saw the problem. Had … Continue reading

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Fillet of Beef a la Skye Gyngell with Burgundy

The recipe has something in common with Raymond Blanc’s of 23 July – pesto, tomatoes and a generally light approach. However Skye’s is even lighter and adds a particularly delicate horseradish sauce and a lot of salad. The potatoes are … Continue reading

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Fillet Steak a la Raymond Blanc with Burgundy

Tonight was an occasion for celebration and D produced one of her tours de force: fillet steak, a carefully concentrated tomato sauce, pesto, tappenade and some sautée potatoes for contrast and self indulgence. There are a lot of tastes on … Continue reading

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Coq au Vin with Regional Wines

Burgundians insist that Coq au Vin be cooked with the local wine which means a whole bottle of Pinot Noir in the casserole. They don’t mean the best Burgundy, and living in Burgundy they will easily find some decent low-cost … Continue reading

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Roast Beef and a Developing Romance with Burgundy

There is nothing to beat beef, from a good breed, hung long enough to develop the taste and tenderness I like and cooked to remain decidedly pink in the middle. It’s also expensive. Fortunately a joint that’s big enough to … Continue reading

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Roast Goose – Red or White?

Most people drink red wine even with turkey because all the trimmings – the stuffing, the chipolatas, the roast potatoes – match red wine. With a goose the situation reverses. The meat is much darker but the trimmings become sharper … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken Winter Style with Burgundy

Our first chicken roast with all the trimmings among which stuffing and chipolatas are crucial. In summer the chicken is stuffed with nothing but pieces of lemon and a handful of herbs and served with new potatoes and French beans. … Continue reading

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Reach for the Skye – A Pinot Noir Re-match

The Bank Holiday weekend visit of daughter C and family were an excuse for pushing the boundaries on Sunday evening. We began just sipping a Pouilly Fuissé, Viélles Vignes, Domaine de la Soufrandise 2005, the last remaining bottle from a … Continue reading

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Transcendental!

An anniversary is an excuse for something special, this time fillet steak with basil sauce, cherry tomatoes and horseradish cream accompanied by French beans and salad leaves from the garden and Heritage potatoes.  This recipe was from Skye Gyngell and … Continue reading

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Tuna Sicilian Style

Despite the rain we like to maintain the illusion of summer so it was seared tuna for dinner and another challenge for GrapeGuru. Tonno alla Stemperata requires that you sear the tuna then marinade it (yes, in that order) in … Continue reading

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