In partnership with J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
Life has been nonstop ever since we announced our engagement, so the moments when we can sit down with friends over a great wine and dinner are that much more appreciated these days. To celebrate the new chapter and prepare myself for my new role as a wife, I decided to invite a good friend of mine over for a delicious dinner.
The main star of entertaining was our wine selection, J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay, which also happened to dictate the course of our dinner. Since it turned out to be a huge hit, I decided to share with you what made it so special! If you’re a fan of fresh, vibrant white wines, keep reading for perfect food pairings that go with it!
One of my favorite ways to entertain is to have friends over who enjoy cooking, so you can prepare the meal together! Just pop a bottle of a delicious Chardonnay that’s good for any day to combine pleasure with work. 😉 Trust me, the time you spend in the kitchen together will be a perfect opportunity to catch up, learn something new and have fun!
If you’re looking for an easy and quick dinner + light bites to prepare, I recommend making this three herb chicken and mushrooms + peach & goat cheese crostini. Both of these dishes paired beautifully with our J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay, because they complemented its bright acidity and creamy texture. Think flavors of white peach, floral, citrus, baking spices and honey and you’re there.
peach and goat cheese crostini
three herb chicken in a mushroom sauce
More J. Lohr Chardonnay food pairing recipe ideas:
Salmon in a creamy Dijon sauce or a niçoise salad with a citrus vinaigrette.
We had so much fun cooking this dinner together, I plan to make it a weekly activity in our household! After all, there’s nothing better than sharing a good bottle of wine with friends over an amazing meal, am I right? 🙂
What’s your favorite dish to pair with a Chardonnay for any day?