This is similar to a May 20 posting for a Cab veg pairing request, but I am looking for both no meat and no dairy to pair with a Three Rivers Merlot that is supposed to have notes of chocolate on it.
I Googled Merlot pairings and came up with a few recipes that I wasn't actually convinced would go well with it (red beans and rice, with celery and bell peppers, e.g.).
One thing: if there is some amazing chicken or meat recipe, I can potentially substitute seitan for it, so it's not actually off the cards.
At the moment, the only things I've come up with that I'm considering are
1. African Curry, with coconut milk and curry powder
2. the Red Beans and Rice
Any other suggestions much appreciated!