Entertaining at home is one of my favorite activities of all time, but as with all hobbies, it requires lots of thinking ahead and decision-making, from planning a prep schedule to coordinating the menu. In this series, I'll present a dish and ask you to share what you'd serve alongside it.
Here's the scenario: You're hosting a birthday party for a close friend, and you've purchased fresh asparagus from the farmers market. You wrap it with paper-thin slices of prosciutto and roast it in the oven for a dish that's truly droolworthy. What would you serve alongside it? To see what I'd make, read more.
Inspired by fresh Spring ingredients, I'd serve my guests a seasonal farm-to-table dinner. As a stunning main course, I'd serve roasted prawns with morels, to be accompanied by the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and ricotta gnocchi on the side. Asparagus is notoriously difficult to pair with wine, so I would select a dry, crisp Pinot Grigio with a fruity nose, avoiding anything overly sweet, oaky, or tannic. For dessert, I'd take advantage of fresh, ripe strawberries and serve strawberries Romanoff.
What would your menu include?