This salad combines the best flavors of fall for an elegant dish you’ll wish you could re-create all year.
What to buy: We tested this recipe with mesclun mix, and though it would suffice in a pinch, we preferred mixed chicory. Whole heads of chicory are ideal for this salad; choose a variety of textures and colors for a stunning presentation.
Game plan: The shallots can be pickled and the vinaigrette can be made up to 3 days in advance.
Beverage pairing: Cesconi Traminer, Italy. Traminer is a relative of Gewürztraminer, but it doesn’t have as much bitter florality. It does, however, have wonderfully bright acidity, lively citrus flavors, and a hint of green, making it a punchy pairing with this salad.