I don’t think there’s anything better than summertime wine nights with friends – if drinking wine and enjoying foods while chatting was considered an actual hobby, it would for sure be one of my best! I’m completely a white wine kind of a girl and when I stumbled on a new brand of Chardonnay the other day, I knew I had to add it to my collection and serve it up with my favorite wine night tapas.
I spent the weekend preparing for a little soiree I thew and I can’t wait to share my recipe for Triple Cheese Flatbreads with a Balsamic Reduction and the bottles I served it with!
This makes such a beautiful pairing – I picked up two bottles of Chardonnay from Notable: an oaky and buttery Chardonnay and a fruity and crisp Chardonnay. Because of the flavor profiles of these two wines, I decided to do something a little more upscale than the typical cheese and meat plate that I see served at little events like this.
My recipe combines brie, mozzarella, and feta cheese that pair beautifully into a Chardonnay into a delicious flatbread with prosciutto and caramelized onions that make the perfect finger food to pass!
So as I said, this combination of flavors into one shareable dish makes a great pairing for the two Notable Wines I picked up – I love that I have to different flavor profiles to serve while still sticking in the same family. I also love that the flavor “notes” are elegantly displayed right on the front of the bottle so it makes it easy to pinpoint exactly which flavor I want. I have yet to see another wine company do this with their bottles, which makes it so easy – just follow the flavor notes!
I pull out all my best gingham for nights like this – the combination of navy blue with rosy pink flowers and white marble coasters makes for an understatedly elegant table. I always set up a bamboo cutting board where I can place the wine and tapas at one end, that way people can either sit and enjoy or take it to the couch!