Harry’s Beef Burgundy & 2nd Chance Pinot Noir

Tonight we are excited to have the amazing History of Painters playing for our Friday Night Live Music series, so it will be a late, late night.  That means it’s 5 Minute Friday!

Tonight’s prefabricated 5 minute dinner (OK, it’s actually a 7-8 minute dinner) is another choice from Costco – Harry’s Beef Burgundy with noodles.  Hmmmm, what’s the perfect pairing with Beef Burgundy??? It must be a burgundy-style Pinot Noir!  We are so lucky to have amazing Pinot Noirs on the Central Coast, but to pair with this meal, I’m going with a classic traditional European style Pinot.  And, I don’t need to go too far – 2nd Chance Winery is just across Landing Passage from Morovino.

2nd Chance Winery’s 2009 Pinot Noir made from Clone 667 is earthy, rich and lighter than some of the California styled Pinot Noirs.  I love the minerally, loamy notes to it.  Harry’s Beef Burgundy has a nice light sauce.  You can definitely taste the red wine in it.  The beef is tender and the noodles are perfectly al dente after 7 minutes in the microwave.

Sure, it’s not a trip to France.  This nice microwave meal is tasty all on its own. But when you pair it with the beautiful and elegant 2009 2nd Chance Pinot Noir – it’s as close as I’m going to get at 8 p.m. on a Friday night.


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