Date Night Done Right!

As a Wedding gift, we were given this very nice bottle of wine. This was a very thoughtful gift and we wanted to drink the wine sooner than later, but found ourselves in a conundrum about when and where to pop the cork. We knew if we took the bottle to a nice dinner, we probably wouldn't be able to finish it and we'd hate to see it go to waste. Opening the bottle at home would be a much better decision for us and gives us the opportunity to do some extra delicious cooking as well using some nicer serving platters we also received as wedding gifts. This was clearly the winning decision!

Now that we decided on a plan, we needed to pick out a few dishes worthy of the wine. Steak was a no brainer. I thumbed threw a few cookbooks and Momofuku came through with their Pan Roasted Dry-Aged Rib Eye recipe along with a Wedge Salad recipe from The Bible Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc cookbook, and I also threw in a couscous salad I make based on the Israeli couscous salad with mushrooms from Joan's on Third. For dessert I made crostatas with peaches and raspberries. Our dinner and the wine did not disappoint and I can't say enough good things about this Rib Eye recipe!
Momofuku's Rib Eye recipe is BEYOND!
Bacon doing it's magic for the salad- reserved some of the fat to cook the steaks in
Rib Eyes baby! Season well with kosher salt and pepper

Wedge Salad
Couscous Salad

De-glaze pan with wine after searing steaks to make one of the best sauces I've ever made
Raspberry and White Peach Crostata

Do you have any special recipes you pull out for a fancy at home dinner?


  1. What's on the salad?

  2. The salad is a wedge of romaine topped with roasted tomatoes, blue cheese dressing, bacon, brioche croutons, just a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper.


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