I like to roast the bones before boiling. Sprinkle 3 tbsp of flour over the meat and give the beef a stir until the flour has been absorbed; cook for 1 minute.

And with that, my main course was born. My favorite addition when mashing is a splash of broth and a nice sized dollop of cream cheese. Old world style, rustic Pinot Noir is my favorite wine to pair with this dish and it would seem that Burgundy should be my natural choice. A Rhone to reach for would be the 2005 Alexandre Rochette Crozes-Hermitage. Yes. Then, pears popped into my head. The second wine should be served with the meal, and to the chef while the food is cooking. I'm happy to say, the brittle came out perfect!

Add the beef back into the pot. I think it may have been our best one yet!

I set that aside until later, as I wanted it fresh from the oven when my guests arrived. I’m so glad you enjoyed this <3. The teenager helped with this one. Beef Bourguignon is a classic recipe, made with red wine, beef, veggies, and seasoning in a dutch oven that starts on the stovetop and finishes in the oven. First, I cut about two-thirds of a package of thick-cut bacon into chunks and rendered it in my cast iron skillet. The Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream went great with the brittle, and we paired it with one final wine, a Reisling Ice Wine. Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

We sat and chatted, enjoying the wine and food.
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Then, add in the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. I browned them in the skillet and then braised them in broth, salt, pepper, and thyme for about 40 minutes. I'm not a very good baker, and I don't really even enjoy making sweets as much as cooking, so I usually try to come up with something simple and complimentary.

I typically use a bottle of cabernet because that’s what I always have on hand. I actually use frozen pearl onions for that very reason! Greg Viennois made this gorgeous wine – a juicy, dark-fruited Syrah more rustic and peppery than the suggested Burgundy. After clean up, it was time for dessert. Once the beef is ready, remove the herb bouquet. At this time, I also made the brittle because I had no idea how it was going to turn out.