Although Labor Day brings the summer to a close, it also brings some of the best foods of the entire year—right now, gardens and farmers markets are brimming with peaches, tomatoes, peppers, berries, beans, melons, eggplant, and more. So how about saying goodbye to summer with a Labor Day soirée that celebrates them all?
Enjoy cool, refreshing Gazpacho or an Heirloom Tomato Salad as a first course—either way, it will be a tasty tribute to everyone’s favorite summer crop. To complement, go with a similarly crisp white or rosé. Some favorites:
For your entrée, bring out the big guns—it’s a celebration, after all—and serve a dish that’s cabernet-friendly, but still summery. How about Grilled Sausages and Peppers with Dijon Sour Cream or Steak Salad with Grilled Onions? Either would be great with one of these cabs or cab blends:
For dessert, it has to be berries. Serve Blueberry-Lemon Galette with a similarly berry-licious dessert wine. For example:
What kind of soirée will you be having for Labor Day? Let us know below.
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