Rhône Valley Syrah Wine and Steak Au Chocolat
There is no need to explain that the 4th of July is a big holiday in the United States. Even for non-US residents, social media is awash in red-white-and-blue recipes well in advance of the celebration. This holiday is often a day when friends and family gather for lovely meals and a few drinks.
Last year, we celebrated the event with Towny and Susan of Provence WineZine in their New Hampshire home. The occasion called for a suitable recipe. However, I needed some inspiration, which came in the form of a visit to a local chocolate shop. Enna Chocolate is not just a run-of-the-mill candy store. Rather we enjoyed a full education on how to taste chocolate with the same reverence with which we sample wine by owner Enna Grazier.
The result? A delicious food and wine pairing where a Rhône Valley Syrah Hermitage La Petite Chapelle (201) by Paul Jaboulet-Aîné met my steak au chocolat.
Here is another food and wine pairing for BBQ season (or anytime).