Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Perfect Pair: Cantaloupe Salad with Calimyrna Figs with Ironstone Obsession Symphony White Wine

At our Lamb and Fig Feast, I made a variety of dishes including a Cantaloupe Salad with Calimyrna Figs. Calimyrna figs have a pale yellow skin with a buttery and nutty flavor similar to a Chardonnay. Symphony is a hybrid grape of Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris.

The Recipe:  Cantaloupe Salad with Calimyrna Figs

1 cantaloupe cubed
1 lb Calimyrna figs, sliced
Fig balsamic vinegar

Gently fold the cantaloupe and figs together in a large bowl. Plate the salad and drizzle the fig balsamic vinegar on top. 
The Pairing:  2016 Ironstone Obsession Symphony

Obsession Symphony is a seductively aromatic wine with captivating aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle and star jasmine. Flavors of this extremely enjoyable wine are tropical with peaches, pineapple and a hint of ginger, finishing off crisp and clean.  Goes great with this dish!

Special thank you to the California Fig Association for contributing the delicious fruit.

Photos by Lauren DeSantis

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