Sometimes the spur of the moment dinner made with what one finds in the kitchen is utterly delectable. This evening I peered into the fridge and finding mushrooms, spinach and goat’s curd, prepared myself a little dinner. A clove of garlic and few gratings of lemon zest later, I have a delicious dinner for one that just happens to pair perfectly with the vinous offering in the fridge – an open bottle of Yarra Valley chardonnay. Bon appetit!
It feels a little like cheating, since I wrote about brownie yesterday. But oh my goodness, that same brownie today paired with a glass of Heathcote Shiraz is definitely making me happy. It’s a delectable combination: the brownie crunchy on top, sweet and full of dark chocolate flavours, complemented by the acidity of the wine with all its rich, dark cherry, tobacco and earthy tones. Yum!
By pure chance I happened to take a sip of Riesling right after I’d eaten a square of dark chocolate. Quelle belle surprise! What a delightful flavour combination – the fruity, acidity of the Riesling perfectly complements the bittersweet smoothness of the dark chocolate.
The details: Mount Langi Ghiran 2015 Cliff Edge Riesling (from my cellar) with Cadbury Bournville Classic Dark Chocolate (on half price special at Coles).