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Summer's Maine Course - Chardonnay & Lobster Rolls


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Is there a more luxurious pairing than lobster and Far Niente Chardonnay? How about lobster plus three back-to-back vintages of Far Niente Chardonnay? In celebration of our upcoming live and virtual Lobster & Chardonnay Weekend events, we put together a special three-bottle vertical of 2018, 2019 and 2020 Far Niente Chardonnay. We’re excited to share this special collection with you, along with Truffle Shuffle Chef Tyler Vorce’s recipe for truffled Maine lobster rolls.

A “certified Mainer,” Chef Tyler Vorce has made thousands of lobster rolls, and devoured his fair share, too. He loves how Far Niente’s pure fruit, balanced oak, bright natural acidity and creamy-silky palate draw out the succulent textures and rich flavors of wild-caught Maine lobster. Especially when you toss your lobster in homemade aioli, layer on a truffle carpaccio and add a squeeze of lemon! Read on for his take on classic Maine lobster rolls. Then, find out more about the virtual Lobster & Chardonnay party happening later this month!

Chef Tyler’s Truffled Maine Lobster Roll

Wine Pairing: Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Serves 2


½ lb Lobster meat, cooked

1 ea Shallot

1 tsp Champagne vinegar

1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard

3 ea Egg yolks

1 ea Lemon

1 c Grapeseed oil

1oz Butter

1 oz Truffle Carpaccio

½T Balinese Truffle Salt

2ea Brioche hotdog buns

1 bunch Chives


Slice the chives and cover with a damp paper towel.

Peel the shallot and finely mince 1T, add it to the mixing bowl. 

Add the egg yolks, vinegar, mustard, zest of 1 whole lemon, and a pinch of Balinese Truffle Salt to the bowl, whisk to combine.

Very slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil while whisking to create the aioli.

Chop half of the Truffle Carpaccio and add it to the aioli, adjust the seasoning with Balinese Truffle Salt and a little lemon juice.

Add the lobster meat to a mixing bowl and add enough aioli as desired, reserve any extra aioli for future delicious recipes.

Heat the nonstick pan over medium heat, add the butter, and heat until foamy.

Add the brioche buns to the pan and toast both sides.


To plate, split the lobster salad evenly between the buns, top with the sliced chives. Drizzle with a little lemon juice, open your favorite vintage (or vintages!) of Far Niente Chardonnay and raise a glass to the golden days of summer!

Want to learn how to whip the silkiest aioli while sipping wine with the Truffle Shuffle crew? You still have time to join us for our Virtual Lobster & Chardonnay event. Far Niente Foundress is opening up her Tuscan-inspired home kitchen for an afternoon of cooking, sipping and celebrating. It’s the livestream “Chardy party” you won’t want to miss. Get the Details and Join the Party!

Can't make the August 27th virtual date? .

This Truffle Shuffle Lobster Roll Kit contains all the ingredients you’ll need to prepare two fully loaded Maine lobster rolls, topped with truffle carpaccio and Balinese truffle salt. Pair your menu-for-two with your favorite vintage of Napa Valley Chardonnay. Or, order extra kits, invite friends and indulge in this limited-release three-bottle vertical of 2018, 2019 and 2020 Far Niente Chardonnay. Get stocked with everything you need for a DIY Lobster and Chardonnay day at home.

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