“It’s hot and I don’t feel like cooking. Let’s have a salad!” If you utter those words regularly but want to round out the meal with a perfectly paired glass of wine? Well, this is your class! Pairing wine with salads (and vegetables, in general) can be hard, but so rewarding! It will make your quick, easy and delicious meal feel, well, gourmet!
Join me to taste five different salads and expert tips for pairings the wines. I’ll share the recipes as well as where to buy the wine.
Sarah is a seasoned wine and food pairing pro with more than a decade of experience in the food, wine and hospitality industry. From 2011 until July 2021, she owned and operated Table 128, a casual fine-dining restaurant in Clive. In her tenure, she curated an impressive list of 150+ wines and received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence four years in a row. Over time, Table 128 became known for its weekly chef menus, which included eclectic wine pairings selected by Sarah and its monthly winemaker dinner series.
Sarah became a Level 1 Sommelier in 2013. To deepen her knowledge of wine, in 2016 and 2017, she worked two harvests at Brooks Winery and Lemelson, both in Willamette Valley, OR. She has also attended numerous trade tastings around the country and has personally visited more than 50 wineries around the world, including the Loire Valley, France and Baja, Mexico. She co-leads a semi-annual Wine & Yoga trip to Paso Robles, CA.
She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Sunday Night Foods, a premium dessert sauce company. When she’s not playing with her 2-year old son, working or taking a yoga class, you can find her on her back porch enjoying her favorite Oregon Pinot with a girlfriend or drinking a glass of Grenache while she cooks.