Special occasions call for a special dish! Excite with these fragrant Mussels in White Wine Cream Sauce. Sweet and acidic Arugula & Pear Salad makes a great sidekick.
MUSSELS IN WHITE WINE CREAM SAUCE
Eating this creamy and fragrant sauce is way more fun than going to the gym. Mussels > muscles.
ARUGULA & PEAR SALAD
Elegant and crisp, this arugula and pear salad balances textures and flavors to make for a perfect start to a meal.
Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
This one was easy for us: a classic French dish calls for French wine. A crisp & clean Sauvignon goes beautifully with the herbs in the sauce, and won't overpower the subtlety of the mussels. While you can find this wine produced in most parts of the world, stick with French Sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley (Sancerre is where it's at).
Some mussels can live up to 50 years, and freshwater varieties are known to produce pearls.
The name Sauvignon Blanc translates to 'wild white', as this white grape variety initially grew wild in the Loire Valley.