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Recipes and Wines for a Dinner Party


Dinner parties don’t have to be stressful.  Thanks to these simple menus you can throw a dinner party that will make your guests feel like they never want to leave.  The food is delicious, the wine is relaxing you and lifting your spirits and your surroundings are beautiful.  Don’t forget the candles and flowers.  They don’t have to cost a lot but it makes a huge difference to your guests.  They know that you have prepared something special and you’ve gone out of your way to make everything comfortable and relaxing.  Lets go! It’s easy!

Menu 1: Beef Tenderloin wth Zinfandel Sauce

This has been a favorite in my house for years.  It brings my family home for dinner no matter where they are every time I say we’re having it.  No one can resist!


Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

Filet of Beef with Zinfandel Sauce

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

Roasted Asparagus


Two glasses

Pair with:

Ex Libris Cabernet Sauvignon
Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Mondavi Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Rosenblum San Francisco Bay Zinfandel
Kunin Zinfandel
Chateau Marbuzet
Reserve de la Comtesse

Menu 2: Chicken Breast wth Port Wine Sauce

Are you having company for dinner and need an elegant meal but are short on time? This is a meal that will fill both requirements. This looks elegant and tastes absolutely delicious. It will only take you about 40 minutes from start to finish. Your guests will want this recipe!

Boneless Chicken Breasts With Port Wine Sauce

Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

Glazed Carrots

Rice or Couscous


Two glasses

Pair with:

Red Bordeaux
Valpolicella Ripassa


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