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Tasting Party: Wines of Germany and Austria

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German and Austrian Wine Tasting

Creative Cuisines of Williamsburg kicked off its summer celebration season with a Memorial Day Weekend tasting of  German and Austrian wines, paired with a sampling of Chef Steve’s hors d’oeuvres, entrees, and desserts. Bridget Goeke of The Country Vintner told us about the wines paired with Chef Steve’s creations.

Friends at table 2 couldn’t stop talking about these pairings in particular:

  • Villa Wolf Sauvignon Blanc (Germany) paired with Scallops with lemon Tarragon
  • Loimer Gruner Veltliner (Austria) paired with Watermelon & Feta Salad

The touch of tarragon in the scallops and hint of mint in the Watermelon salad were perfectly subtle flavors to compliment the wines.

More favorites included:

  • Sattler St. Laurent (Austria) paired with Braised Beef Brisket with Portabella Mushrooms
  • Dr. Thansich Bernkasterler Graven Riesling Spatlese (Germany) paired with Local Strawberry Cheesecake

The dry dessert wine was a surprise in and of itself, as most expect dessert wines to be sweet. When guests enjoyed it with the sweet and savory cheesecake, there was simply no doubt of  Chef Steve’s culinary genius.

These monthly events are a great way to try new wines and to consider what you’ll ask Chef Steve to serve at your next catered event. Ask Chef Steve to add you to the mailing list