How to Make a Wine-Paired Dinner

This post has been sponsored by Layer Cake Wine. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

See how to make a wine-paired dinner for a fun and festive Fall evening! 

dining table with wine


This past year has given us more of an opportunity to try making new recipes at home. And we are especially loving trying new cuisines from around the globe. Today we are delighted to partner with Layer Cake Wines to share some of our favorite recipes paired with their wines. 

Creating a wine-paired meal is something that reminds me so much of living in the Bay Area. We loved going to wine country to not only try new wines but also discover new flavors and recipes that paired well with certain foods. 

wine bottles on credenza

Today I am sharing the Layer Cake Malbec, paired with Steak Kabobs with Argentinian Chimichurri sauce. Along with their Pinot Noir with a mixed greens, pear, and goat cheese salad. Roasted potatoes with a balsamic glaze paired with the Cabernet Sauvignon and then a veggie kabob with bbq sauce with the Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Layer cake wines are so delicious—they are filled with richly layered flavors from the best winemaking regions on earth. I am so excited to share all the ideas to make your very own wine-pairing dinner! 

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Steak Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

What better to pair with a Malbec than an Argentinian dish. This is a bigger, bolder wine, so pairing with a steak and flavorful sauce is perfect. 

wine with steak kabobs

We like to use sirloin steak for the kabobs. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Add salt and pepper and a bit of oil. Grill to desired pinkness. 

steak ingredients

Chimichurri Sauce

1 cup tightly packed fresh parsley

2 garlic cloves

⅓ c olive oil

¼ c red wine vinegar

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Pinch of salt

Chop parsley and garlic (or chop in food processor).

Mix with oil, vinegar and spices. 

Pour over grilled steak kabobs

salad ingredients on counter

Mixed greens with pear and goat cheese salad

This salad is inspired by Central California—the goat cheese, nuts, and pears with mixed greens reminds me so much of that area. What better to serve it with than Pinot Noir. 

Bowl of mixed greens

Thinly sliced pear

⅓ c of goat cheese, broken up

⅓ c chopped cashews

Lemon vinaigrette dressing 

Combine in bowl for a wonderfully light salad. 

wine with veggies

Grilled Veggie Kabobs with barbecue sauce

We loved pairing this recipe with the Layer cake Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon. The Bourbon Barrel gives this Cab a unique flavor that goes so well with a tangy BBQ sauce. 

Veggie Kabobs recipe

Red and green pepper




Olive oil

Salt and pepper

You can make a homemade bbq sauce or use your favorite sauce. Put veggies on skewers, drizzle with oil, salt, and pepper. Grill kabobs until done. Drizzle with BBQ sauce. 

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

The Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect pair for this roasted potatoes recipe. There is something about the unique flavor of the balsamic reduction that is so complimentary to the flavor of this Cab. 

Roasted Potatoes recipe

Quartered red potatoes (about 4 cups)

3 garlic cloves – minced

White onion, quartered

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients on a roasting pan. Roast at 400° for 25 mins. 

You can make a balsamic reduction by bringing one cup of balsamic vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 mins. You can add a sweetener to the vinegar if you’d like (we do not). Drizzle over potatoes. 

table with food and wine



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