Hand selected from the fields of Burgundy
A nose full of white blossoms and white fleshed fruit with flavors of lemon, peach, hazelnut and just a touch of salinity.
Named after Felix Kir, then mayor of Dijon in Burgundy, the Kir cocktail has been one of France’s most popular since the end of the second World War. A splash of crème de cassis, a liqueur made from black currants, in a glass of Aligoté is as classic as “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Christmas Eve. Replace the Aligoté with Champagne for a Kir Royale you fancy thing, you.
|Pair With:||Al fresco aperitif, casual neighborhood BBQ or fireside chats; perfect for convivial events. Add a splash of crème de cassis to make a classic kir.|
|Producer:||Domaine Comte de Monspey|
THE PERFECT RECIPE: SHRIMP SALAD
Bring 5 quarts of water, 3 tablespoons salt, and the lemon to a boil in a large saucepan. Add half the shrimp and reduce the heat to medium. Cook uncovered for only 3 minutes or until the shrimp are barely cooked through.
Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cold water. Bring the water back to a boil and repeat with the remaining shrimp. Let cool; then peel, and devein the shrimp.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, wine or vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and dill.
Combine with the peeled shrimp. Add the red onion and celery and check the seasonings. Serve or cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
Serve over mixed greens, in Bibb lettuce as wraps, on fancy crackers for party apps, or in a warm flaky croissant. Sprinkle a little Old Bay Seasoning right on top. Oui!
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 lemon cut into quarters
4 pounds large shrimp in the shell (16 to 20 shrimp per pound)
2 cups good mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons white wine (like Aligoté) or white wine vinegar (½ and ½ is our favorite)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons minced fresh dill
1 cup minced red onion (1 onion)
3 cups minced celery (6 stalks)
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