So I have date coming over to my place in a couple days and I need some help with the menu and some drink pairing.
I have decided to make a spice crusted ribeye steak. Now it'll be a bit bigger so it'll be like a small roast and I'm basically doing this recipe ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXZCVn... ). Now here are my questions and thoughts.
1. The only side I can think of right now is a salad and hasselback potatoes. Now I can't really go wrong with a salad but are hasselback potatoes a good choice? And what else should I serve with it?
2. We are going to be drinking wine. Now I know with red meat you go with a red wine. However I'm not sure of what kind to go with since it has the various spices of fennel and coriander and if that makes a difference. I was thinking a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Syrah/Shiraz. Any better choices or good brands?
3. She is bringing dessert, italian rainbow cookies, but I still plan to have a little something. Now either that's a dumb idea to make dessert or I'm planning something with fruit like angle cake with fruit and handmade whipped cream or the simple chocolate covered strawberries.
Now this date is important in more ways than one so I'm hoping you all can help me out. Thank you in advance.