Easy Weeknight Dinner

Terre Rouge, “Tete a Tete” Syrah

Feeling unsure about what to have for dinner this week? Fear not! Grab a few filet mignons, a couple of heirloom tomatoes, and a Caesar salad kit from Central Market, and don’t forget to uncork this delightful Syrah.

When it comes to steak, this is one of my favorite base recipes. I personally don’t get along with our grill, I prefer cooking my steaks in a cast-iron skillet on the stove. It adds a lovely sear and locks in all the delicious flavors. Now, feel free to get creative with the recipe – I personally double up on the pepper and skip the mustard seed in the coating. And let me tell you, having a pan sauce just elevates the entire meal to a whole new level of scrumptiousness. You can substitute a splash of the wine for the cognac and take out the Dijon too. 

Now, let’s talk about that Caesar salad kit. Bagged salads are easy, but I like to jazz them up a little bit. The Parmesan they include may not be the best, so I opt for grating some of my favorite wedge from Jimmy’s Italian Market over the top. Trust me; it’s a game-changer!

With the Terre Rouge Syrah “Tete-a-Tete” Sierra Foothills 2015 as your dining companion, your Monday dinner will turn into a memorable culinary experience. The rich and robust flavors of the Syrah will perfectly complement the juicy and tender filet mignons, while the wine’s fruity notes will harmonize beautifully with the heirloom tomatoes. 

So, don’t let Monday blues get to you. Whip up this delectable meal, pour yourself a glass of the Terre Rouge Syrah, and savor the delightful pairing of flavors. Cheers to turning an ordinary weeknight into a gourmet affair!