La Vie Dansante Wines

Recipes for Current Wine Releases

Pairings with Current Wine Releases

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Recipes with Past Releases


New England Lobster Pot Pie

I have very fond memories of ordering Lobster Pot Pie every Fall at “The Baltic”, a small hotel and restaurant in downtown Point Richmond, California.  After a long, cold day sailing on the waters of San Francisco Bay nothing is better than the creamy goodness of a Lobster Pot Pie and a glass of our […]

Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Almonds

A “tagine” is a earthen-ware cooking pot used in Northern African cuisine.  We use a more contemporary version of this cooking method – a cast iron skillet – to create this slightly-sweet, Moroccan-spiced chicken dish that pairs beautifully with our 2016 Viognier.

Roasted Vegetables with Roasted Pepper Hummus

A twist on the summer classic “Hummus and Veggies”, roasting the vegetables ads a certain “je ne sais quoi”, perhaps elegance, to a simple snack.  Pair with the 2016 Mourvèdre Rosé for a pre-dinner treat.

Turkey, Cranberry, Bacon & Brie Sandwiches

The perfect use for left over Turkey on the day after Thanksgiving, and the perfect pairing for La Vie Dansante’s 2016 Rosé of Grenache!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Bursting with briney deliciousness from the Capers, Kalamata Olives, and Feta Cheese, this bold summer chicken dish pairs perfectly with our 2014 Prelude GSM Blend. Best served outside surrounded by friends!

Pot o’ Gold Stew

Years ago I ran across this beef stew recipe in a magazine. They billed it as “the closest thing to happiness this sorry planet can offer” and they weren’t wrong. Use our 2015 Syrah – 2 cups for the stew, 2 glasses for the chef – and you achieve perfection.