The original Roman version of this decadent pasta dish (created by Alfredo Di Lelio) was made with fettuccine, butter, and Parmesan (via Forbes). Unfortunately, when it made its way to the U.S., the proper ingredients were not available and the alternatives were not up to par with those in Italy. So, heavy cream and flour were substituted to build up the rich sauce, and parsley was added in for good measure. Nevertheless, American Alfredo definitely ticks the comfort food box.
We love pairing creamy dishes with crisp zesty wines to prolong the sensory feast. Chablis wines are made in the French region of the same name using chardonnay grapes. Thanks to cool climates, limestone soils, and winemaking techniques, they offer a wildly different flavor profile than rich oaky styles. William Fèvre Chablis is a classic example, with citrus, stone fruit, and floral notes.