The best summer meals are inspired not only by the seasonal produce freshly picked from the fields, but also the smells and tastes of long, hot days and vacations. Lazy sunny days at the shore and thirst-quenching fruit and citrus and herb gardens baking in the sun all influence what we’re eating. As these dishes start popping up in restaurants and backyards across the country, all you have to do is find the right wine, then sit down and dig in.
I love this grilled Mediterranean vegetable plate above from Trattoria Uliveto in Orcutt, California. A great vegetarian summer meal.
The taste of the sea, perfect for a summer meal: mussels + clams from Trattoria Uliveto.
I ♥ tomatoes: cherry tomatoes with olive oil + cured pork plate above from Trattoria Uliveto.
Food pops are everywhere: smoked salmon pops above from Blacklake Resort catering.
Lemon goes well with herbs in summer desserts: Lemon Rosemary cupcakes from Central City Market.
Don’t forget the rosé to perfectly complement your summer meal and enjoy those hot days, late sunlight and great vacations!