Recipe: Grilled Flank Steak with Sauteed Mushrooms and local roasted asparagus

We are all about sharing simple and fun pairings and recipes so that you can recreate your Wine Country experience at home and revel in the memories you created here. During the springtime, we enjoy the cool, brisk mornings and the warm afternoon glow of the California sunshine. We like to heat up the grill and enjoy a full bodied California wine while we reminisce on the Wine Country lifestyle.


Grilled Flank Steak – 2 flank steaks, about 2 pounds each
1 tablespoons of Figone Olive Oiil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic minced


Let’s Bring it Together

Flank Steaks

  1. Preheat Grill
  2. Rub the flank steak with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Grill on high, about 7 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Slice the steaks thinly, against the grain, making diagonal slices. Place on a serving platter.
  3. Combine Mushrooms, oil, salt and pepper. Saute on high heat, about 4 minutes  then add vinegar and sake. Add more salt and pepper if desired.


Fresh Asparagus is a sign of spring! These flowering plant shoots are used in a variety of ways. In order to keep with our simple pairing, today, we will just roast them in the oven with a little bit of Figone Olive Oil.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Toss asparagus with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Roast on a sheet tray 8 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness.

What to pair with Spring Asparagus 

Pair with the Lasseter Family 2017 Amoureux, a bordeaux blend of Malbec, Cabernet and Merlot. We chose the name Amoureux, a French word meaning “lovers,” because this Malbec blend reminds us of when we first fell in love. We discovered Malbec while honeymooning in Sonoma; and to this day, it holds a sentimental place in our hearts and delights our palates. Our love affair with Malbec inspired us to plant it on our estate, Justi Creek Vineyards, and to create a unique blend that reflects our relationship. In Amoureux, the beguiling fruit of Malbec is enhanced by Cabernet Sauvignon’s gentle tannins and the supple fruit of Merlot.. The wine offers a mélange of flavors and textures. Ripe blueberry, clove and nutmeg are intertwined with notes of vanilla, which come from 18 months of aging in European oak. The impression of ripe fruit continues on the palate, the wine rich and full with a long, velvety finish.