On a fall evening, a story of hard work and fresh flavors unfold on a table set for a group of alfresco diners in Sonoma Valley, California.
Photo: Coral von Zumwalt
The second course is a comforting follow-up to the citrusy salad. “The walnuts, which are toasted and lightly tossed with butter and brown sugar, help mitigate the tannins in red wine, adding to the compatibility of the dish,” Simile explains.
Wine pairing: Lynmar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir