Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Menu and Pairings

My mom and sister are coming in town to celebrate with me so I'm going to make a delicious Easter Feast complete with wine pairings. I always celebrate on Saturday so I can spend the day at the wineries on Sunday.  Recipes coming soon!  What are your plans this year?

A wonderful way to start the celebration is with a glass of bubbles. I suggest Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut L-P ($39.99), Bellenda Prosecco Brut ($19.99), and Carpene Malvolti Prosecco Brut ($19.99).  

Starters:

Baked Citrus Les Freres (Crave Brothers and Ventura Orangecello)

Spinach and Pea Salad with Pine Nuts and Pesto 

Main Event:

Lobster Risotto (Get Maine Lobster) with Cakebread Chardonnay ($37.00)

Garlic and Herb Lamb Loin Chops (Tri-Lamb Group) with Halter Ranch C├┤tes de Paso 2010 ($30.00)

Baked Ham with  Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva ($25) or Angoris Villa Locatelli Refosco ($12)

Sides:

Deviled Egg Salad 

Asparagus with Lemon and Butter 

I suggest the Pinot Bianco from Villa Locatelli ($12) or Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Royal White ($10).  These wines are made only in stainless steel which makes them fresh and very fruit forward wines highlighting their minerality.

Dessert:

Savvy Treats Carrot Cake Cupcakes and Baked by Yael Carrot Cake Pops paired with Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Port ($31.99)

Cocktail:

Signature Easter Punch (Thyme, Ventura Limoncello, Half Moon Orchard Gin)

I'm also pairing the meal with Sexy Wine.

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