Self-Centered and Unapologetic – Flank Steak in a Blueberry Wine Reduction

The recipe in this post by The Flash Cook looks so amazingly tasty and incredibly simple at the same time that I wanted to share it.  Although Flash Cook mentions a glass of wine (not just in the dish but as accompaniment), the wine isn’t identified. That got me thinking.  What wine would I choose?  Hmmm ….  If I were to make this dish and pick from among the wines I’ve posted notes about on Oenophilogical since February, I guess I’d choose the Mirafiore Barbera D’Alba Superiore 2010 which runs at about $20 retail where available.  Or for a budget option, I thought perhaps the Panilonco Merlot-Malbec Reserva 2011 at $4.99 would do pretty well also.  What about you?  What would you pick from your cellar or store to accompany this dish?

The Flash Cook

Sometimes it is ok. No, scratch that. Sometimes it is right, perfect and justified to be absolutely and completely self-centered.  Tonight I am unapologetically all about me.  What daughter? What emails I haven’t answered? What responsibilities?  I owe nothing to no one and my sole purpose on this earth tonight is to do exactly as I wish.  All. about. me.

The evening started as I left work a little early to take a stroll in some unexpected late afternoon sun.  I walked to one of my favorite treat destinations – Magnolia’s Cupcakes. I used to stand in line with all the other suckers in NYC to get these little bundles of cake topped with chocolate sugary butter!  Now I just stroll right into their Chicago satellite and order myself a four-dollar cupcake. All. about. me.

Afterwards, I walked to my other favorite treat destination, my neighborhood spa and had…

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7 thoughts on “Self-Centered and Unapologetic – Flank Steak in a Blueberry Wine Reduction

    • You are welcome! Yes, the steak merits something with a bit of structure. Out of curiosity, did you use the same Barolo in the blueberry reduction and as a beverage to accompany it?

      • Yes but that’s only because it is what I had in the house. I also had a pinot noir but I didn’t think it would stand up to the steak.

  1. Not sure what to suggest. A complex red might be awash with the strength of the sweet blueberries. Yet, a fruit forward wine might bring too much fruit to the picnic table. Perhaps something dark with heavy notes of chocolate?

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