MUSTARD CHICKEN AND 2009 CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
$30 Wine and Food Pairing with Cuvaison's
In the interest of not over thinking it, I’d say a white wine with a bit of sweetness to offset the tangy dijon flavor. Brown sugar makes me think of the caramel or créme brulée notes you get in Chardonnay with decent oak (and that’s also why I’d lean away from Riesling or Pinot Gris).
Cool air comes off the water and cools the vines, which is what Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes love. The result is rich, round, supple Chardonnay that sing like a bird when complimented by the right amount of oak."
Mustard Chicken With
4 chicken breasts
Preheat oven to 500ºF. In small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, brown sugar, basil, salt and pepper. Spread dijon mustard all over chicken, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Set the chicken breasts in a glass baking dish and cook for about 25 minutes until crisp.