French wines are generally all-weather in their appeal, yet that doesn’t mean that they cannot be paired selectively with seasonal dishes. Two such wines are Crus Bourgeois in Medoc and Côtes-du-Rhône Villages for the Rhône Valley.
If you are looking for food and tradition with “Maximum Flavor”, Miami’s Chef Adrianne Calvo shares her tasty recipe for Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops + Melted Gorgonzola + Fried Blueberries.
Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops + Melted Gorgonzola + Fried Blueberries
4 New Zealand Lamb Chops, frenched
1 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
¼ cup Blueberries
1 teaspoon chives, minced
steak seasoning and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. On a clean work surface, lay out the lamb chops and season generously with mixture. Place on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, preheat an electric fryer to 375 degrees F. (or a small pot with canola oil to medium high heat) Flash fry the blueberries until the skin starts to break. Set aside. In a small pan, melt gorgonzola over medium heat. To serve, place lamb chops on the center of plate, spoon melted gorgonzola on each chop, add fried blueberries, and garnish with minced chives.
ABOUT CHEF ADRIANNE CALVO:
Adrianne Calvo is the Executive Chef and owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Host of Maximum Flavor Live on NBC’s 6 in the Mix, author of four cookbooks: Maximum Flavor (2005); Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire (2008); #MaximumFlavorSocial (2014); and Play with Fire (2015), and founder of the Make it Count Foundation. Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar opened in 2007 and offers a varied and rotating menu with something for everyone. Monthly, the restaurant holds its signature event, Dark Dining, where guests are blindfolded for a sensual experience eliminating one sense in order to enhance another, providing maximum flavor. For more information, visit:
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Internationally recognized Dutch Canadian model-turned-DJ/producer Eva Shaw has released a new single “High,” (Brooklyn Knights/Sony RAL) featuring Grammy Award Winner, Shaggy and up-comer, Demarco. The track has a tropical island dancehall feel, and is available on Spotify, Apple Music and purchase the track on iTunes.
About “High” Shaw explains, “I had the pleasure of having Shaggy jump on stage with me during one of my shows and he stayed up there for the whole set. We had such a great vibe together on stage and I’ve been a huge fan of his my whole life. I wanted to create a crossover between his dance hall and reggae roots mixed with my feel good dance music. When Demarco jumped on board, he put the last needed touch on this record”
Shaggy adds, “I had an amazing time working with Eva on her latest release. This song is a really good record with high energy, and a modern EDM/Dancehall twist. Demarco lends his vocals to the chorus beautifully, which makes it even more infectious.”
Eva recently saw success with here single “Rise N Shine,” featuring the vocals of singer songwriter-producer Poo Bear (known for his work on Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now” and “What Do You Mean?”). The single, which has over 12 million streams on Spotify, was a crossover hit showcasing Eva’s ability to take on the Top 40 world, in addition to club-ready dance anthems. The video was directed by Jaakko Manninen and features Poo Bear plus Shaw sporting some looks from the collection she designed for G-Star RAW.