Am having a dinner party for 10 prepared by a local chef. Am very excited! Need suggestions with the wines as the menu seems complex. $15-40/bottle OK. Here's the (southeast Asian inspired) menu:
-Sauteed shrimp with curry leaves and unsweetened coconut flakes
-Murtabak. parantha, flaky Indian bread stuffed w/ curried beef with tomato garlic chutney
-Shells filled w/sauteed jicama, carrot, & cabbage with fried shallots, cilantro & chili sauce
-Green salad w/ginger vinaigrette garnished w/grapefruit
-Seared salmon w/fragrant sauce of ground lemongrass &kaffir, shallot, chili, cilantro, scallion, fish sauce & lime juice.
-Sambal green beans &fried tofu stirfried w/spicy carmelized onion & tamarind sauce
-Steamed jasmine rice
-Ducklegs w/braising sauce
-Upsidedown pear &cardamon cake w/orange ricotta creme
Thanks much. Wish I could invite everyone out there in chowland!