In celebration of International Cabernet Day and California Wine Month, we paired the Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon with unique dishes — not your typical steak dish. Cheers!

The first portion of the day includes a fun picnic with family and friends. Grab a bottle of Cabernet, curate a delicious cheese & charcuterie board if you wish, but if you’re in a pinch or craving something ~simple~ here are some perfect pairings:

AT THE PICNIC

 

BREAD & BUTTER

  • Choose your favorite baked bread and butter. We suggest a freshly baked French baguette.

CHEETOS

 

AT THE DINNER

 

Grilled Swordfish & Cabernet

 

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ stick of butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground mixed peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 one-inch thick swordfish fillets (about 6oz each)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mash butter, parsley, garlic, ½ teaspoon ground mixed peppercorns, and lemon peel in small bowl. Season to taste with salt.
  • Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Sprinkle swordfish with salt and mixed peppercorn, and place in skillet. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the swordfish to the oven and cook for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Take out swordfish and place on plates.
  • Heat butter mixture in the skillet over medium-high heat, until melted. Then, pour over swordfish.
  • Pour a glass of cabernet and enjoy this unique pairing!

Recipe found on Epicurious.com

FOR DESSERT

Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cupcakes