NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 20: Atmosphere at the Dreaming Tree Wines Summer Soiree on June 20, 2016 in New York City.
(Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Dreaming Tree Wines)
Last month, I was invited to the Dreaming Tree’s Summer Soiree in the middle of lower Manhattan in the most beautiful location tucked away in a little alley behind a street lined with apartment buildings where I had my first taste of the Dreaming Tree’s new deliciously crisp Sauvignon Blanc!
Winemaker Sean Mckenzie & Chef Fiona Bohane at The Dreaming Tree Summer Soiree
For those of you who aren’t familiar, Dreaming Tree Wines is a collaboration between Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band and winemaker Sean Mckenzie! Here is Sean educating us all at The Dreaming Tree Wine’s Summer Soiree alongside Chef Fiona Bohane, who perfectly paired each wine with a plate of deliciousness!
The Dreaming Tree was sweet enough to send me a bottle of their latest addition, which I could not wait to open up & enjoy!
Now that I primarily work from home, I find myself cooking more than ever for myself and Brian. The things is, we both have ever-growing to-do lists and typically opt for the same meals over and over and over again!
Because Brian tends to work late hours the majority of the week, I was saving this bottle for a night where we could truly enjoy trying something new together! Spending quality time with my fiancé and cooking together brings me so much happiness!
After a few weeks of conflicting schedules, we were finally able to set a date on the calendar and get cooking!
I spotted these Mediterranean Chickpea Cakes created by Dave Matthews Band’s head chef, Fiona Bohane at the Summer Soiree & knew I wanted to attempt to create them at home as they are vegetarian (me!!) and gluten-free (Brian!) friendly! Plus, this recipe pairs SO well with Dreaming Tree’s new Sauvignon Blanc!
We loved this recipe so much, we made it a couple of days later while having friends over for lunch and, needless to say–they were a hit! We found ourselves yearning for more tahini sauce & cucumber and tomato salad we used for garnish 🙂
I opted to make SEVERAL bite-sized portions on a bed of lettuce, so feel free to alter the size of the patties as you’d like!
Check out Chef Fiona’s delicious, healthy, easy-to-make, summer perfect recipe for Mediterranean Chickpea Cakes with Tahini Sauce recipe below!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! We’ll for sure be making this again!
Special thanks to Dreaming Tree Wines & LaForce.NYC for contributing to this post!