Merlot & Mediterranean

This month for my Wine & Dine events, we tasted our way through Merlot with the help of Mediterranean eats. We had 5 merlot wines that came from California (Paso Robles), Washington State (Columbia Valley), 2 from France and a wine blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Our potluck dinner was fabulous, as usual, thanks to the many talented members of my group, What's Cookin Chicago. Here are pics of our spread:

Joelen's Morrocan Spice Rubbed Pork Roast
w/pita pockets
Linda's Olive & Fired Roasted Tomato Plate:
Linda's Kefta Kabobs:
Kara's Mediterranean Roll Ups:
Teresa's Tabbouleh:

Michele's Mediterranean Vegetable Bake:

Art's Beef & Veggie Kabobs:

Mira's Homemade Hummus w/Pita:

Louis's Morrocan Pork Salad:

Linda's Stuffed Grape Leaves
w/mint & yogurt sauce:

Ann's Lemon Couscous:

Yumi's Homemade Olive Tapenade
w/baguette slices:

Jill & Dave's Tri Colored Couscous Salad:

Tricia's Red Pepper Hummous
w/Pita chips:

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