Mushroom and White Bean Cassoulet

Discussion in 'Food and...' started by flyingron, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. flyingron

    flyingron Administrator Staff Member AWS Wine Judge

    "Do you want to cook dinner?" Margy states, not really being a question.
    Fortunately, we have our SunBasket dinner in the fridge. This is a sack full of ingredients and a recipe. We get three a week delivered to our door by the UPS man. Almost makes up for the fact that we don't really have a kitchen at this point. Most of my kitchen (really could have used my microplane as the recipe called to zest a lemon) is in boxes at this point and we don't really have an oven so this was done in a combo-microwave convection thing.
    So we have mushroom and white bean cassoulet, a classic french country food though usually augmented with duck or such. This is vegetarian.
    Served with a red onion/parsley/lemon vinaigrette salad.
    So, what to go with it... something French. Margy and I were just discussing getting some 2015 Bordeaux (my grandson's birth year) and laying it down. But no, I decided that it needed a more Rhone-ish bent and grabbed a Rhone ranger from California (Halter Ranch CDP ... see the tasing notes section). Something that has some meatiness to it to go with the earthiness of the mushrooms.

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