Friday Wine Tasting..Summer Melon!

August 17, 2012

Last week, Sarah and I had a delicious lunch at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston with the fabulous Catering Manager, Jessica Jordan. What a beautiful venue! Ladies did you know that you can do your ceremony outside… cocktail hour!? Right in the heart of Boston!

We had such an amazing lunch! I thought I would recreate the watermelon salad!  This salad is perfect for a hot day it’s refreshing and delicious. It would go great with a nice chilled glass of white wine! Here is a summer recipe for watermelon feta salad and a fruity white wine to pair!

Ingredients for Watermelon Feta Salad:

2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

Coarse salt and ground pepper

3 bunches arugula (about 12 ounces total), thick stems removed

1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced

1 1/2-pound piece chilled seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into small chunks (2 to 3 cups)

4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled


In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine arugula and onion; toss with dressing to taste. Gently toss with watermelon and feta, and serve.

All you’ve got left to do is the “Kitchen Sink” a California White Table Wine!

It’s an incredible melon tasting Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Gewurztraminer concoction that is a perfect match with this refreshing salad!

Happy Friday!

xo, Caitlin