Sunset Wine Pairing – 2011 Laroche Chardonnay de la Chevaliere, Languedoc, with Biscuit-topped chicken potpies

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The doorbell rang and a signature was required! Hurray! The delivery for June came! We were just discussing how we should each take turns making hot meals when I signed up to make this recipe next! Only, it became more of ┬áSolita thing which is always somehow better ­čÖé Shane was close by to approved of the menu but didn’t get to enjoy the pot pie until a few days later. But have no fear, Arnab was here! He chilled with us as we prepared the feast. There is a bit┬áof prep work required for this recipe, but it was awesome making it as a team. ┬áWith each pot pie prepared in single serve bowls this was a very handy meal that made for out of this WORLD LA-LISHOUS ┬áleftovers when reheated in a convection oven and then topped with cold salted butter.

Since we couldn’t get to the grocery store until about 5 PM on ┬áSaturday, we chose to hit the easy button on a couple items in this recipes. For example we opted to use a Harris Teeter Ready Made Whole Rotisserie Chicken to save time on baking a chicken from scratch. I pulled off the breast meat and shredded it by hand. Cutting meat into cubes just doesn’t┬áhave the same feeling of home made as shredded. We used frozen peas and carrots and the rest was prepared as the recipe instructed.

The salad was only slightly “FAIL” as we couldn’t keep an attention span long enough to prevent the pine nuts from burning instead of roasting in the oven … BOTH times. Even still the Asparagus Summer Salad ┬á was very delicious and will certainly make an appearance in a future meal.

We didn’t go with the black and white cookies, and substituted for Pistachio Gelato from Talenti’s along with a light and creamy mousse cake from the Harris Teeter Bakery. My camera was out during the preparation but I did manage to get in a few seconds of film as seen in the gallery shots.

The Chardonnay was PERFECT with this meal. It was mellow with delightful flavor that vanished leaving only a pleasantly neutral pallet behind, ready for the next delicious bite of the buttery pot pie. This was actually one of my favorite Chardonnays of all time. I think it would also be a great pairing for spicy food such as a spicy butter chicken or other creamy curry.

 

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