Mount Salem Kitchen Thanksgiving Offerings: Wine Recommendations, Food Products, Free Recipes and More
Mount Salem Kitchen may be a Central European-focused winery and food company, but as food and wine professionals, we have a lot to offer for every American’s favorite holiday for indulging at the dinner table – Thanksgiving.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, come visit us at 54 Mt Salem Road in Pittstown for assistance in selecting a Thanksgiving wine customized to your recipes and menu; homemade seasonings, condiments and other food products to take your meal to the next level; and free, time-tested recipes that we have developed right here at Mount Salem Kitchen.
Here’s a little bit more about what you can find at our farm this weekend for Thanksgiving.
Customized wine recommendations
Much will be different at Thanksgiving 2020 for many of us, but our 15-year tradition of helping our visitors select the quintessential wine for their specific recipes and menu will be the same as it has always been.
This weekend, bring in your menu and/or Thanksgiving recipes and our wine experts will fine-tune their recommendations for your meal (or your host’s meal).
When we started this tradition almost two decades ago, wine was a mystery to many (and, in some respects, still is). We knew the best way to combat that was to, at the very least, make our own wine easier to choose and more approachable to all.
Some of our favorite wines for Thanksgiving this year include our 2019 Riesling ($30), 2019 Grüner Veltliner ($35), and 2018 ($30) and 2019 ($35) Blaufränkisch. Last year was an especially great year for growing fine grapes in Hunterdon County, making for approachable wines that don’t need any cellaring time.
Wine selection tips
Can’t make it this weekend for your customized wine selection? Here are some tips for selecting that ultimate bottle from the shelf:
- Avoid “big” wines which are over-the-top in alcohol, tannins or sweetness. This is because most typical Thanksgiving dishes aren’t overly seasoned, so a big wine will overwhelm the nuances of your plate.
- Select both a white and a red to keep everyone at the table happy, and even a rose if you’re feeling extra generous.
- Choose wines which aren’t overly oaky, lack sweetness, and have a burst of acidity to keep your taste buds awake through the feast.
Food products ideal for Thanksgiving dinner
If you’re the one who will be slaving away in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, Mount Salem Kitchen is also offering a plethora of food products which will help elevate your holiday meal with a subtle European flair.
- Alpine Seasoning ($7) for dusting the inside of your turkey before stuffing it, or a dash in your dressing before it goes into the oven.
- Liptauer Cheese ($9) as part of the hors d’ oeuvres you serve. Spread this on sliced cucumber, celery, bread or crackers for easy eating.
- Haus Vinaigrette ($9) for dressing your lettuce greens in vivacious yet light flavors, making for the ideal all-important salad course.
- Haus Sauce ($9) for brushing on the skin of your turkey as it roasts, imparting a deep and savory flavor to the bird.
- Bolted Hard Wheat Flour ($5 for a five-pound bag), which is excellent for baking bread, muffins and desserts. Plus, it’s grown right across the road from Mount Salem Kitchen.
Still looking for that perfect Thanksgiving recipe, or a few that will elevate your turkey leftovers? We will be giving free, printed recipes to any visitor this weekend, including our Thanksgiving Dinner for Ten and recipes for leftovers which go far beyond turkey sandwiches such as Breast Medallions in Savory Sauce, Cacciatore Rustica, Pot Pie, and ‘60s throwback Tetrazzini.
Can’t make it this weekend?
No worries if you have a full plate this weekend – as we do every year, Mount Salem Kitchen will also open its doors on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving to help you with your last-minute needs.
If you can’t visit us those days or feel uncomfortable venturing out, call us at 908-735-9359 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate.