Memorial Day Menu and Wine Pairings

Holidays, Recipes, Special Occasions
on May 25, 2011
Photo by Mark Boughton/Styling by Teresa Blackburn

We're grabbing our trusty tongs, cranking up the heat, and getting our sizzle on this Memorial Day with a menu that boasts a medley of summer-fresh flavors. To help us get the party started right, our favorite sommelier at Black Box Wines has offered a puckish pairing for each course. Follow the links below for tasting notes:

• Happy App: Toasted Walnut and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Suggested Pairing: 2009 California Merlot

• Main Course: Marinated Lemon Chicken Breasts
Suggested Pairing: 2010 Monterey Country Chardonnay

• Yummy Side: Sesame Noodles with Shredded Vegetables
Suggested Pairing: 2009 Columbia Valley Riesling