Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cornish Hen & Cabernet Franc

Tonight's dinner was Cornish Hen, Roasted New Potatoes and Sauteed Arugula paired with "Hard Row To Hoe's" Cabernet Franc.  This was my first Cornish Hen cooked in the oven.  We placed a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary inside the hen.  The outside was basted in white wine, EVOO and chicken broth.  The hen roasted in the oven @ 425 degrees for 25 minutes and then we lowered the oven temp to  350 for the remaining time.  We cooked the hen to an internal temp of 165 - 170 degrees.
The Cab Franc wine from Hard Row To Hoe paired very well with the Cornish Hen.  And, this was a recommendation from, Judy (vintner @ HRTH).  I don't usually drink a lot of Cab Franc but it was very nice with the hen.  I thought the wine had plum on the nose and after decanting, it was nicely balanced, mild tannins and a great finish.  I would definitely drink this wine again.  Cheers to all at Hard Row.

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