Pair with Danzante Merlot

Serves 6

DIRECTIONS

Heat butter and olive oil in a 6 qt saucepan. 
Add shallots and stir until softened. 
Stir in lemon juice, then stir in flour and continue stirring until it is a paste. 
Add chicken broth in small amounts fully incorporating the flour and broth until smooth.
Add artichokes and cream to pot and heat through, do not boil. 
Run soup through the blender until smooth. 
Return to the pan and heat before serving.