Welcome fellow food and wine enthusiasts, and Happy Father’s Day! On this special occasion, let’s celebrate with the perfect companions: man’s best friend, a glass of Dog Day Chardonnay, and a homemade feast. Because a dog may be man’s best friend, but delicious food and great wine come in a close second!


As the sun shines and the temperatures rise, we’re all craving those irresistible flavors that define summer. Well, get ready to indulge in a culinary adventure that screams “summertime delight”! In this recipe blog, we’re bringing you the perfect combination of flavors: garlic buttery steamed clams paired with the fantastic Dog Day Chardonnay from Almost Famous. It’s time to dive into a plate of tantalizing clams and sip on a glass of chilled Chardonnay, making the most of this season!

This recipe is bound to become our ultimate go-to, whether it’s for an upcoming dinner party that’ll leave guests in awe, or the perfect at home meal. These delectable buttery garlic clams are quick and easy to prepare, and allow you to spend less time in the kitchen, and more time enjoying the sunshine this summer. It’s versatile too – whether you’re enjoying them as a refreshing appetizer or making them the star of your meal, clams are the epitome of a summer treat. So gather your friends, put on your flip-flops, and let’s embark on a seafood adventure that will make this summer unforgettable!


The Perfect Pairing: Almost Famous Dog Day Chardonnay


Now, let’s talk about the wine that will take your clam experience to new heights: Almost Famous’s Dog Day Chardonnay. This wine is summer in a bottle, capturing the essence of the season with every sip. With its lively acidity and delightful citrus notes, this Chardonnay perfectly balances the richness of the buttery sauce that envelops the clams. The wine’s touch of oak adds a subtle creaminess, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. Sip, savor, and let the Dog Day Chardonnay transport you to sunny vineyards and lazy summer afternoons.


Get ready to celebrate summer with a casual feast of garlic buttery steamed clams and a bottle of Almost Famous’s Dog Day Chardonnay. These clams are packed with irresistible flavors, infused with garlic, butter, and a sprinkle of parsley. Paired with the bright and refreshing notes of the Chardonnay, this combination is unbeatable!


So, roll up your sleeves, grab your favorite people, and dive into a plate of these sensational clams. As you enjoy the delightful harmony of flavors, take a sip of the Dog Day Chardonnay and let it elevate your dining experience to new levels of enjoyment. Summer has never tasted so good!

The Recipe



  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of diced shallots
  • 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup of chopped parsley
  • 2 dozen littleneck clams, rinsed and scrubbed
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of Chili Garlic Oil


  1. Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet or pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced shallots and minced garlic to the melted butter. Sauté them until they become fragrant and translucent, for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Carefully place the rinsed and scrubbed littleneck clams into the skillet or pot, making sure they are in a single layer.
  4. Pour the white wine over the clams, ensuring they are evenly covered. Squeeze the juice from the half lemon into the mixture.
  5. Cover the skillet or pot with a lid and simmer over medium heat for approximately 7-10 minutes or until the clams have opened up. Discard any clams that do not open.
  6. Once the clams have opened, remove the skillet or pot from the heat.
  7. Stir in the chopped parsley and cook for an additional minute to release its flavors.
  8. Drizzle the chili garlic oil over the steamed clams, giving them an extra kick of flavor.
  9. Serve the garlic buttery steamed clams in a deep serving dish, making sure to pour the flavorful broth over the top.
  10. Pair this exquisite seafood dish with Almost Famous’s Dog Day Chardonnay for a truly memorable dining experience.

Let's Get Cooking!

Unleash your culinary creativity and share your clam adventures with us. Tag us on social media using #FirstStreetWineCo and #CulinaryCreations for a chance to be featured. Let’s raise a glass to unforgettable flavors, joyful moments, and the endless possibilities of summertime dining. Cheers to delicious food, great wine, and creating memories that will last a lifetime!