Savory Tuesday: Asheville Recipes To Compliment Any Kitchen
Asheville’s One-Stop Shop for home remodeling needs brings you Savory Tuesday: featuring delicious Asheville recipes paired with a complimentary wine from Metro Wines, the newest wine studio in Asheville.
3/4 Cup Strawberries, finely diced 3/4 Cup Mangos, finely diced 1/4 Cup Red Onion, finely chopped 6 Basil Leaves, finely chopped 1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
Combine all ingredients and allow to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours, covered.
Serve with tortilla, cinnamon and sugar chips or over grilled chicken breast or tilapia.
Now for the wine pairing-
The tangy and slightly sweet mango sauce cries out for a crisp white wine with that can stand up to the intense flavors in this dish. You have two options for a perfect wine pairing– either sweet but crisp or fruity and crisp. So, why a sweet wine? One of guides in pairing is to match the flavor profiles of the wine to your sauce, or in this case, salsa on the dish. The La Ardilla Moscato Valencia is just the wine for this. It is intensely fragrant with a floral nose, and has notes of ripe fruit, citrus, and honeyed apricot. The wine’s crispness matches balances well with the tart/sweet flavors of the salsa. Not quite sold on a sweet wine for these dishes? Pour this and a dry one, and do your own taste test. $10.99. If dry is your style, you can’t do much better than the Columna Albarino. This Spanish grape is rapidly gaining in popularity, and many refer to it as the “liquid gold of Galicia.” The wine is delicate and floral with subtle, elegant flavors that provide the perfect background for this spicy dish. $16.49.
More Information Metro Wines: Metro Wines, located at 169 Charlotte Street, offers a wide selection of wines focusing on pairing just the right wine with any dish or event. Here you will find grape specific shelves as well as categories ranging "from $10 and under" to the "bucket list." Proprietors John Kerr and Gina Trippi share the philosophy that wine is about friends, family and community. Both are always available to answer questions, offer suggestions, share stories and work with your caterer or event planner. Metro Wines is also home to the Semi Public Space for Contemporary Art presenting rotating exhibits from acclaimed artists across the country. At Metro Wines, you will always find great wine on the shelves and great art on the walls! Visit metrowinesasheville.com for our wine tasting events and wine blog.
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