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Holiday Roasts & Wine Pairings
The executive chefs at Caraluzzi’s Markets are proud to offer 2 show-stopping holiday roast recipes that are sure to please your guests this season.
If you are looking for an impressive centerpiece for your holiday table then look no further than The Manhattan Strip Roast. “The Manhattan Strip Roast or NY Strip Loin Roast is a culinary adaptation of the loin cut used to produce the NY Strip steak. This roast has a little more texture than a beef tenderloin with a bit more flavor, and it’s perfect for roasting. Caraluzzi’s recommends Certified Angus Beef USDA Choice or Prime cut as it produces an extremely tender roast. It’s becoming more popular as an alternative to Beef Tenderloins or Rib Roasts for the holidays.” says Mark Caraluzzi President & CEO of Caraluzzi’s
Caraluzzi’s Manhattan Strip Roast recipe features a decadent pomegranate wine sauce that adds a bit of holiday flair. You can view and print the recipe on Caraluzzi’s website: https:// caraluzzis.com/manhattan-strip-roast-with-pomegranate-wine-sauce/
For the perfect pairing with the Manhattan Strip Roast, Frank Avallone, Store Director at Caraluzzi’s Wine & Spirits, recommends budget friendly Barton & Guestier Duche d’uzes which has notes of black fruit and black pepper combined with licorice and tobacco. It’s well balanced, with a harmonious texture.
“Rustic French reds are great with all red meat, but especially when there is fruit in the recipe. The beef and fruit combo will play well against the cascade of spice and dark berry flavors of the Duches d'Uzes Rouge” Frank Avallone, Store Director Caraluzzi’s Wine & Spirits.
If you are looking for a more high-end wine, try La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza’ with its intense garnet red color. La Rioja has a very complex blend of balsamic, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, and notes of stewed red fruits.
“There's almost nothing better than Rioja for red meat. Especially Rioja made in the old way, with long aging in American oak. Ardanza is a wine of both richness and elegance, a perfect balance of fruit and earthy flavors. One of the world's great wines.” Frank Avallone, Store Director Caraluzzi’s Wine & Spirits.
For a more traditional holiday roast, you’ll love Caraluzzi’s Roasted Rib Rack of Lamb recipe that’s ready in under an hour. This classic holiday favorite is covered in a simple yet flavorful garlic and herb seasoning. View and print the recipe on Caraluzzi’s website: https:// caraluzzis.com/roasted-rib-rack-of-lamb/
For a budget friendly wine pairing with the Rib Rack of Lamb, Frank recommends the Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso with it’s expressive, continuous, and delicate aromas of red cherries and spices. It’s fresh on the nose and on the palate.
“Perennially a Caraluzzi's favorite. Red blend of all the classics from Piedmont; Dolcetto, Barbera, and Nebbiolo. Personally, it's the best value wine on the market.” Frank Avallone, Store Director Caraluzzi’s Wine & Spirits.
For a higher end wine try Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel with intense cherry fruit entry, ripe plum, lively acid, and exotic spices and barrel toast. Tannins are supple and coated by appealing fruit.
“A Zinfandel dominated red blend is just PERFECT for a lamb roast with its vibrant fruit and spice. Lots of layers that unfold against the lamb's richness.” Frank Avallone, Store Director Caraluzzi’s Wine & Spirits.
Whether you are having an intimate family gathering or a large holiday celebration, Caraluzzi’s expert butchers can help you select the perfect size and cut for your holiday table and their knowledgeable Wine & Spirits staff can help you with the perfect wine pairing.
Caraluzzi's Wine and Spirits is not part of a cooperative and not owned by the Caraluzzi's food market chain.