Tonight’s scramble of a dinner turned into a tasty meal with the help of a delightful wine-The Spanish Quarter has a Chardonnay-Albarino blend that paired really well with my play on Chicken Piccata. Bright and fruity, floral and round, it was a good balance with the dish.
I had to come up with something quick, since I went to the gym late today. At 5:45 my original plan for dinner was not going to happen. Instead, I sautéed some chicken and then deglazed the pan with about a 1/4 cup of wine, 1/2 cup stock, and 2 tbsp of butter. I cooked it down and then add capers and the juice of a lemon. I threw the al dente pasta in the pan and dinner was served.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the wine as it was a bargain (50% off) but I was really pleased. As it was a new blend for me, I wasn’t sure how it would pair with the dish, but it worked really well. A nice little treat at the end of a Monday.