USA Duck & Wine Pairing Guide
For many years the USA, specifically California, has been a center for wine innovations and culture throughout the world. This guide highlights classic Americana dishes like Duck & Waffles & Nashville Hot Duck Wings with some of Liv's favorite wine pairings from USA wine regions like Napa & Sonoma.
Switch up a classic American Cobb Salad with Duck! Try this delectable salad with our Roast Half Duck, bacon, hardboiled eggs, avocado, bleu cheese and cherry tomatoes topped with a Dijon vinaigrette. These savory and tangy flavors make a hearty salad that will satisfy your cravings while providing you a good dose of healthy veggies. Pair with a crisp California Chardonnay from Napa Valley or Paso Robles for a refreshing summer lunch. Find this recipe on #CookingWithLiv!
Bottomless mimosas anyone? Try a twist on a classic brunch Chicken and Waffles dish with Duck Breast. Smoke Duck Breast for extra flavor and pair with a savory waffle, your favorite berry sauce and of course some classic American syrup. This recipe was created by our Student Grand Prize 2015 Winner of our Chef Recipe Contest, Christopher Dodson. Pair with a Brut Champagne from the cooler climates in Napa Valley. Our favorite brand is Chandon!
We are bringing the Nashville Heat with this recipe! Sweet and spicy flavors of homemade Nashville-style hot sauce make a perfect coating for our Duck Wing Drummettes. Serve classic wing accompaniments like celery and ranch on the side of these crispy Duck Wings. Pair with a chilled crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma Valley, CA or a Pinot Grigio from Columbia Valley, WA to cool off from the heat.
Savory Duck Brats wrapped in cheddar cheese and flaky pastry dough. Try this appetizer out for events, holiday weekend gatherings with family and friends or a quick snack for the kids. This recipe is a great introduction to Duck! Easy and quick, this recipe only uses 5 ingredients. Duck Brats in a blanket pair fantastically with a dry red like a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. Check out #CookingWithLiv for a video of this recipe!
All-American steakhouse-style dinner featuring Duck Breast topped with a strawberry-cilantro reduction paired with a loaded Duck Fat potato and Duck Fat roasted green beans on the side. This delicious Duck Dinner brings delicious savory flavors all around. Pan sear or grill our Duck Breast to bring out the flavors of this savory & sweet sauce. Then coat these delicious sides in Duck Fat and roast. Pair this dish with a Pinot Noir from lower Napa Valley for a classic duck & wine pairing. A video for this recipe will be posted to #CookingWithLiv!