Wine Food Pairing - Stone crabs are FAB!

Wine food pairing is ready for party time!  Our snow bird neighborhood is beginning to fill up with our friends and well ... we all needed a party and catch up with all the latest!

We are so lucky to live in SW Florida and in fact we have a neighbor that actually owns a fishing boat and gets us the freshest stone crab claws plucked right from the Gulf of Mexico .... holy cow, er, crab!

The picture below showcases the "star" of the show, but everyone brought something yummy.

The before party "mingle" with all kinds of appetizer goodies
from the healthy veggie plate and stuffed mushrooms to Aunt Patti's butter laden bread with all kinds of delicious surprises.  Carol came up with a new twist on fried chicken drummies using rice flour and a thai sauce to tempt our palates and I believe to be the hit of the party!

Everyone seemed to have a different favorite wine so we had Yellow Tail Chardonnay, Cantina Rose Pinot Grigio, a White Merlot and Zinfindel from Beringer and a delicious Xplorado Cabernet from Chile.  Of course, the party has a hit!

I also made a hearty seafood chowder with clams, shrimp and scallops ... YUMMO!

Joanna finished us up with a sinfully delicious hot "candy bar" brownies topped with vanilla ice cream ... YIKES!

You can see from the pictures that by the end, all was well with the world. Even Holly, Houdini's guest, was sitting at the table enjoying the bounty!

Wine food pairing in the neighborhood.  CHEERS!

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