How to Expertly Pair Ice Wine with Food for a Dinner Party: a six-part series

How to Expertly Pair Ice Wine with Food for a Dinner Party: a six-part series

PART ONE

The start of a dinner party is our favourite part of the evening. Catching up with friends you haven’t seen in awhile or meeting new ones combined with that nervous energy of excitement about what the evening might unveil.  We believe the start of the perfect dinner party is created at the beginning.  Lacklustre atmosphere and stale crisps never excite anyone, but by welcoming your guests with the best champagne cocktails and a canape that will get people talking will lay the perfect foundation for an unforgettable evening.

Skyscraper to Start

As much as we love our REBEL Pi ice wine, we always start any dinner party off with champagne. There just is nothing better than the sound of the pop of the cork and the small bubbles that dance on your tongue. Fortunately, ice wine is a perfect accompaniment to the dry and sharp taste of champagne. With just a splash of ice wine you can help round out champagne to something a bit more palatable at first sip. Almost any champagne, prosecco or sparkling wine will do – but we recommend Louis Roederer with it’s notes of apple and toast, a perfect mix for the honey and grapefruit notes of REBEL Pi.

Recipe for our own REBEL Pi Champagne Cocktail the Skyscraper found here.

Foie Gras & Salted Caramel Macaroons

Love it or hate it, foie gras is not for the faint-hearted. When paired with standard brioche it is divine by itself, but if being a bit more adventurous we adore what Michelin Star Chef Roger Jones created for us when he combined the delicacy with beautiful salted caramel macaroons. The opposing textures work wonderfully, and the saltiness of the macaroon brings out the slight sweetness of the REBEL Pi Champagne Cocktail. An exceptional pairing to start off any evening.