A traditional French dish, this is a hotel banquet favorite. Why? Probably because it’s easy and because you can prepare the salmon packets up to 2 hours before baking and storing them, covered, in the fridge. The puff pastry keeps the salmon moist, and the butter oozes out to add flavor.
Beverage pairing: Etude Rosé of Pinot Noir. This is an elegant dish that has the richness to call for an elegant white, but also the buoyancy to call for a light-bodied red. The perfect answer is rosé, especially a fine, perky one such as is made year in and year out by Etude in California’s cool Carneros region.