Luminesce is L’Ecole No. 41’s Bordeaux inspired white wine blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. So I went in search of pairings. One thing that came up was salmon.
Inspired by White Bordeaux, I dug a bit further and found that Fukuoka is one of the Bordeaux sister cities. Michael and I visited Fukuoka years ago while doing an international tour of Smokey Joe’s Café. I remember staying in the beautiful city overlooking Hakata Bay near the baseball stadium. The city sits on the northern shore of Kyushu island.
Wanting to tap into that beauty and having salmon on my mind, I decided to make Temaki sushi. These are the beautiful hand rolls, that look like a cone of nori filled with delicious and beautiful things. Of course, I had never done this before, but…with a couple of YouTube videos under my belt, I decided to give it a try. But I’m going to make you wait a bit on this. First, let me tell you about this wine.