Memorial Day Menu and Wine Pairings

Holidays,Recipes,Special Occasions
May 25, 2011

Fire up the grill and chill the wine—Memorial Day is almost here.

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Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn
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We're grabbing our trusty tongs, cranking up the heat, and getting our sizzle on this Memorial Day with a menu that boasts a medley of summer-fresh flavors. To help us get the party started right, our favorite sommelier at Black Box Wines has offered a puckish pairing for each course. Follow the links below for tasting notes:

• Happy App: Toasted Walnut and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Suggested Pairing: 2009 California Merlot
 

• Main Course: Marinated Lemon Chicken Breasts
Suggested Pairing: 2010 Monterey Country Chardonnay
 

• Yummy Side: Sesame Noodles with Shredded Vegetables
Suggested Pairing: 2009 Columbia Valley Riesling
 

walnut and tomato dip

Toasted Walnut and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

This tomato-based dish does triple duty as a dip, spread and pasta sauce.

lemon chicken breasts

Marinated Lemon Chicken Breasts

Lemon and herbs add zest to chicken breasts.

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles with Shredded Vegetables

Meatless and filling -- and fun to eat.

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