Chicken Cordon Bleu with Caramelized Shallot Sauce

Chicken Cordon Bleu was one of my go-to dishes in my nascent days as a bachelor cook. I called on this recipe whenever I needed to impress! Perfect with a new world Pinot Noir.

Cabernet Sauvignon & Slow-Cooked Prime Rib

This recipe results in perfect prime rib of beef every time. And there is no better pairing for an aged Cabernet or other Bordeaux wine!

“Runaway” Chicken Chowder

Though its bright orange color makes this a perfect Halloween dish, its belly-warming, bowl-licking popularity argues for making it throughout the winter months!

Moules Marinieres – Mariner’s Mussels, the Highway to Heavean!

A favorite mussels recipe Dave the Wine Merchant recreated after a trip to France, where it was enjoyed with a cool glass of Chenin Blanc at a sidewalk cafe in Tours.