Some examples of Judy Matteras luscious liaisons:
Passion Fruit Cheesecake Gelee paired with
Inniskillin Vidal Icewine
A tropical cheesecake pairs well with this flavorful icewine from the Niagara Peninsula. Golden in color with hints of mango and peach, it has a delicate nectar. The creaminess of the dessert and the tartness of the passion fruit balances the natural sweetness of this top Canadian wine.
Peach Croustade paired with
Arrowood Late Harvest White Riesling
Rustic phyllo tart with sliced peaches over a thin layer of vanilla bean mascarpone will complement this select late harvest Riesling from Alexander Valley, California. A nose of apricot and peach with tastes of vanilla and small amounts of honey, this sweet wine has a lingering finish.
Mixed Berries with Cassis Sorbet paired with
Banfi Brachetto dAcqui
Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, topped with Cassis sorbet, pair well with this fruity red sparkler from Piedmont. Refreshing and light, this spumante has a strawberry bouquet, clean flavors, and is a welcome treat on a summer day.
Chocolate Banana Nut Bread Pudding paired with
Blandys 5 year old Malmsey Madeira
Bread pudding, a New England favorite, gets dressed up for this pairing. It consists of toasted cubes of banana cake, brioche, and chopped pecans soaked in a chocolate custard and served warm. The many components of this dessert chocolate, caramel, and pecans play perfect partner to the complexity of this fortified wine.