Today’s #SundaySupper is all about special recipes that remind you of Dad. As a Dad, I can tell you that Dad wants to be appreciated, and cooking something special for him is a great way to do that.
Here’s the menu for today. My suggested wine pairings are italicized.
Father’s Day Brunch:
There’s a reason that sparkling wines go so well with brunch, the effervescence adds a celebratory feel to the meal, and the high acidity of sparkling wines makes them an ideal companion for the melange of foods that might be served. I recommend Mumm Napa Brut Prestige for something on the dry side, and La Marca Prosecco if Dad like his bubbly a bit sweeter. Both are available for less than $20
- Dad’s Omelette Bar Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Peanut Butter and Honey for Father’s Day Breakfast Yummy Smells
- Healthy French Toast In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Paska Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Dad’s Favorite Soup, Salads and Bread:
For the Tuna Salad, and the German Potato Salad stick with the sparklers I mentioned above. For the Roasted Beet soup, I recommend the “Chef’s Wine” – Pinot Noir. Like sparkling wine, its got great acidity, which make it very food friendly. The acidity has the effect of cleansing the palate and preparing it for the next mouthful of deliciousness! It can be a challenge to find a budget friendly Pinot Noir. Look for the 2008 Buena Vista Pinot Noir, it’s about $10 at Trader Joe’s. It has a nice mix of cherry, and earthy flavors that will be a great complement a variety of food, especially Roasted Beet Soup.
- Phil’s Pasta Tuna Salad The Watering Mouth
- Simple German Potato Salad and Wiener Wursts German Foodie
- Roasted Beet Soup Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Dad’s Cornbread Magnolia Days
Father’s Day Favorite Main Dishes:
I recommend Syrah for the following dishes. Syrah is a “big” wine that will stand up the the hearty nature of these dishes. What I like about Syrah is that it typically has more acidity than Cabernet Sauvignon, or Merlot. That enables it to pair with a wider range of foods. Look for the 2010 Andrew Murray Tous Les Jours Syrah. It retails for $16. Another great option for these dishes is a Côtes du Rhone Villages, which is often a blend of Syrah, along with Grenache and Mourvedre. Look for the 2009 Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve Red. It’s around $15.
- Greek Burger Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Dad’s Favorite Roast Beef Mrs. Mama Hen
- Sonoran Hot Dogs Damn Delicious
- Bacon Stuffed Jucy Lucy Burger Are you Hungry?
- Smoked Baby Back Ribs Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Grilled Pork Chops with Tarragon Butter Tora’s Real Food
- Beef Tongue in Tomato Sauce Basic and Delicious
- Roast Beef Roll Ups Daily Dish Recipes
- Brown Rice and Black Beans Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Bacon Recipes for Dad Momma Cuisine
For these dishes I recommend 2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris. Pinot Gris is a “cousin” to Pinot Noir, it has good acidity, and is more full-bodied that Pinot Grigio, so it will stand of to the bolder flavors of these dishes.
- Spicy Roasted Salmon in Coconut Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Dad’s Pride-of-Mobile Fried Oysters Pescetarian Journal
- Bibim naeng myun Kimchi Mom
- Chicken Biryani Soni’s Food for Thought
- Curry Fish with Mixed Vegetables MyTrials in the Kitchen
- Bread and Butter Pudding Cositas Bonitas
- Tin Roof Sundae Ice Cream famfriendsfood
- Coconut Cream Pudding Chocolate Moosey
- Rich & Fluffy Banana Pudding Parfait The Meltaways
- Black Forest Cheesecake Cravings of a Lunatic
- Macadamia Nut Cookies Pippi’s in the Kitchen Again
- Peach Cobbler Bars Juanita’s Cocina
- Iced Cookie Bars That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pudim Molotoff, Portuguese Meringue Pudding Family Foodie
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