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Food & Drink | Wines & recipes to keep you warm

When it comes to the colder months in Canada, is there anything more comforting than a delicious home-cooked meal with family & friends? We have partnered together with Bodegas Osborne to showcase three of our favourite wines alongside some delicious recipes to keep you warm as the days get colder. Not only do we have some delicious recipes from Chef Andres Salomon of Barsa Taberna that you have to try, and we also created three of our own. It’s time to create delicious memories in the best way possible!

If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal with great company. The wide range of wines available from Bodegas Osborne (including Solaz Tempranillo & Cabernet Sauvignon, Montecillo Rioja Reserva & Montecillo Crianza Tempranillo) offer the perfect way to pair wines with delicious food experiences. So what exactly does a professional chef recommend with each bottle? Let’s take a look!

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These recipes, courtesy of Chef Andres Salomon, help to showcase the versatility and playfulness of these three wines. And of course, you can enjoy them with your own recipes and special moments with friends and family. I was so inspired by the three wines that I created pairings and recipes of my own! 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Roasted Red Peppers
Serves 4
To play off of this refreshing fruitiness, I opted to create a dish of grilled lamb with roasted red peppers - Montecillo Rioja Reserva is a vibrant wine which pairs perfectly with rich food!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 double-rib lamb chops
  2. salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  3. 1 garlic clove, peeled (optional)
  4. Fresh oregano
  5. 2 Large Red Peppers (thickly sliced)
Instructions
  1. Heat grill until to medium-high
  2. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper.
  3. Chop and rub with fresh oregano
  4. Cut clove of garlic and rub over meat if desired.
  5. Grill or broil chops, 3 or 4 inches from the heat source, until they are nicely browned on both sides.
  6. In a seperate pan or over open flame place peppers skin down until they brown to desired colour
  7. Serve with lemon wedges, sauce or jelly.
  8. Add a simple arugula salad with balsamic vinegar to give a nice acidity to the dish if so desired.
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Rapini & Sausage Gnocchi
Serves 2
Montecillo Crianza Tempranillo is a delicious glass of red that cuts through the rich flavour and plays off the spicy and sweet undertones. The perfect meal for a romantic night in!
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (about 5 small)
  2. Coarse salt
  3. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  5. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 1 large onion, sliced
  7. 2 links hot Italian turkey sausage (about 6 1/2 ounces), casings removed and crumbled
  8. 2 large cloves garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, bring potatoes to a boil in salted water; reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife.
  2. Lightly dust two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets with flour; set aside.
  3. Drain potatoes and peel while still hot with a paring knife (use a thick, dry kitchen towel or pot holder to hold them).
  4. Immediately pass potatoes through a ricer onto a work surface.
  5. Let cool completely (VERY important step!)
  6. Sprinkle potatoes with flour and 2 teaspoons salt, then top with egg. With your hands, work flour and egg into a dough.
  7. Knead dough until smooth but not elastic, dusting with flour if it becomes too sticky, 4 minutes. Do not overwork dough.
  8. Divide dough into 8 portions. Roll each portion into a "rope" slicing into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
  9. Gently roll each dough piece against the back tines of a fork to make ridges, then arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheets.
  10. While boiling gnocchi, in a large frying pan add olive oil, onions and garlic. Sautee until onions are transluscent. Add sausage and rapini to mixture, with salt & pepper to taste, stirring continuously. For an extra bit of decadence, add half a stick of butter and allow to reduce into mixture.
  11. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In batches, add a few handfuls gnocchi and cook until most have floated to top, 2 minutes. With a wire-mesh spider or a slotted spoon, transfer gnocchi immediately to pan. Sautee until coated and flavours have been well combined.
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Easy Tiramisu
Pairing with something sweet, Solaz Tempranillo & Cabernet Sauvignon offers sensual flavours of vanilla and spice which pairs perfectly with creamy desserts!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package lady fingers sponge cakes
  2. 1/2 cup strong black coffee or espresso
  3. 2 ounces (shots) coffee flavor liqueur
  4. 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  5. 1/2 cup powdered confectioners' sugar
  6. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  7. 1 bar white chocolate
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Open the ladyfingers and separate them.
  2. Paint the ladyfingers with coffee combined with the coffee liqueur using a pastry brush.
  3. Line 4 martini glasses with a single layer of ladyfingers, letting the cakes overlap a bit at the stem.
  4. Press the cakes down a bit to fit the lines of the glass.
  5. Beat cheese, melted white chocolate and sugar together 2 or 3 minutes.
  6. Spoon sweetened mascarpone into glasses.
  7. Top glasses off with a cap of the ladyfingers.
  8. Use any remaining mascarpone to dot the ladyfinger tops and sprinkle each glass with cocoa powder combined with a touch of cinnamon.
Adapted from from a Rachael Ray recipe
Adapted from from a Rachael Ray recipe
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For more wine pairing & inspiration, make sure to check out Solaz Tempranillo & Cabernet Sauvignon, Montecillo Rioja Reserva & Montecillo Crianza Tempranillo today. To join in on the social media conversation, make sure to follow and use the #Montecillo and #OsborneSolaz hashtags. We can’t wait to see what you think!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We would love to have you join on our adventures! AND yes. we’re on Snapchat too! – click here to follow us! 

Photos: Bodegas Osborne & Daniel Reyes

Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive.

Cheers!

Daniel Reyes

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