Here are some of the pairings for our 2012 Toast the Season wine tour. We’ll be posting the rest as we have them!
Bel Lago has found a new pairing for 2011 Bel Lago Auxerrois! Light and lemony shortbread cookies. It’s not just for dinner anymore!
Enjoy Black Star Farms raised pork and lamb cassoulet paired with their Red House Red. Cassoulet is a hearty, meat-studded dish from southwestern France featuring a slow-simmered mix of beans, pork, lamb and pancetta that takes its name from the earthenware cassole in which it was traditionally made.
Blustone Winery marks their first ever Leelanau Wine Trail event at Toast the Season 2012 and will be featuring a caramelized onion and apple tart served with their 2011 Riesling.
Brengman Brothers will serve Cheese Carmandy Raclette and Moody Blue Cheese with Runaway Hen White Late Harvest, and Rosso Red blend.
Chateau Fontaine will serve Grapevine grilled Pork Loin on homemade Rosemary Sea Salt Focaccia, topped with Cherry Apple Chutney, and paired with the new release 2011 Pinot Noir.
Cherry Republic offers their Cherry Red paired with the Cherry BBQ Cocktail Meatballs and Holiday Cheese spread.
Ciccone Winery will be serving Italian Bruschetta with ripe tomatoes, fresh garden basil, and garlic, served on toasted Italian baguette. Paired with their 2011 Pinot Noir.
Forty-Five North will be serving phyllo bites topped with blue cheese and dried cherries sprinkled with candied pecans paired with their cherry dessert or Hard Chapple.
Gill’s Pier Gill’s Pier will be serving different pairings each weekend. Weekend I: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Scones by Bakery Chef/Owner Extraordinaire, Hannah Israel, of Frida’s Bakery of Suttons Bay, MI. Weekend II: Picadillo de Papa con Chorizo by Costa Rican Chef de Cuisine, Fresia Granados of Traverse City, MI.
Good Harbor presents a Thai Curry Chicken Soup paired with their 2011 Pinot Grigio.
Good Neighbor will be serving a Spicy Asian Noodle dish paired with their Gewürztraminer
L. Mawby will be serving local Apple slices and Black Diamond cheddar with their Blanc de Noir.
Leelanau Cellars will be pairing a sweet potato soup with their new release of Late Harvest Riesling.
Enjoy Silver Leaf’s fall specialty of beer-braised Swedish meatballs in Hunter sour cream sauce with their Fling Rose.
Tandem Ciders presents Raclette & Roasted Delicata Squash Crepes with Smackintosh Cider.
Verterra will be serving different specialities for both weekends. November 3 & 4: Local Smoked whitefish chowder with new potatoes paired with the Chaos Red or Unoaked Chardonnay. November 10 & 11: Char-Grilled individual Pizzetta with sun-dried tomato, fresh spinach, garlic, feta & mozzarella paired with your option of the Chaos Red or Unoaked Chardonnay.
Willow will be serving French Vanilla Pumpkin Squares with a Butterscotch Fondue, paired with their ’11 Pinot Gris
Photo credit: Stuffed New Potatoes at Bel Lago by explortise