In today’s Pairing column, which combines succulent duck meatballs with Pali 2010 Sonoma Coast Riviera Vineyard Pinot Noir, I suggest that maiktake risotto is a great match, too. Indeed, you can serve the risotto with both the pinot and the meatballs for a sensational meal.
You’ll find my recipe for Maitake Mushroom Risotto here.
Maitake mushrooms, also known as Hen of the Woods, are available at year-round farmers markets in Santa Rosa and Sonoma and at the seasonal markets that will begin to open in mid-spring. They are also sometimes available at local supermarkets such as Oliver’s.