Dinner Ideas For Crisp Winter Nights

It’s short lived here in Texas, but those crisp evenings are back! When it comes to enjoying them properly, we’ve provided you a few dinner options, perfect for enjoying wrapped up in your coziest sweater, with a glass of wine in hand!

Scroll for details on my fall wine finds!

Fennel is one of those flavors that just *feels* like fall — especially when you pair it with a Burgundian style Chardonnay like the Labouré-Roi Chardonnay [Check it out for yourself on Season 2, Episode 6] Our favorite fennel recipe comes from Chef Andrew Weissman’s Signature restaurant at La Cantera Resort & Spa. His recipe for Pan Seared Diver Scallops and Braised Fennel in Orange Broth [photo above] are finished with butter and an aromatic blend of garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Get the recipe here.

Want to watch Chef Weissman prepare it? Get his ‘signature’ tips right here.

Seafood Mac N’ Cheese

For a heartier, cooler weather dish, a warm and bubbling bowl of mac n’ cheese is always our go-to! Central Market wraps this recipe up with seafood of your choice, which means you can dress it up as much as you’d like — perhaps lobster or crab speaks to your fancy! It’s all layered in crunchy Panko breadcrumbs, with a dash of creole seasoning! Get the recipe here. 

Garlicky Chickpea & Fennel Salad with Baked Goat Cheese

Our fabulous fennel is pulled into this one-of-a-kind crunchy salad, with fresh goat cheese and garbanzo beans. Central Market drizzles it with a tahini roasted garlic dressing for a rich finish. Don’t forget your wine glass — my wine finds will bring these bold flavors to life! Watch it here!

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