Grape meets grill with Sip & Sizzle, a month-long wine and food pairing event taking place at more than 25 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake in May. Not only will this flavour extravaganza inspire your summer wine and menu planning, but you will also get to taste great wine and food pairings and decide for yourself what works best for your palate.
Here are just a few of the flavour combinations on offer:
Sauvignon Blanc paired with smoked white bean hummus and grilled Niagara eggplant “bomba” on crostini. The green and sometimes vegetal nature of Sauvignon Blanc makes it a great wine for vegetarian dishes as the aromas and flavours will complement each other nicely.
Rosé paired with grilled lamb brochette and a tangy Herbs de Provence glaze. Rosé can be either big and structured enough to match many summer barbeque dishes or light and fresh to enjoy on its own. With this savoury lamb the acidity in the wine will cut through the fattier meat but the lighter flavours and tannins will not overpower the dish.
Cabernet Sauvignon paired with balsamic marinated flank steak served on a fresh Ciabatta bun with creamy coleslaw. Nothing like a rich and structured Niagara-on-the-Lake Cabernet to match a full-flavoured marinated steak – tannins love red meat and you will love this pairing!
Pass holders for Sip & Sizzle will be treated to one wine and food pairing at each of the participating wineries and passes are good every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May. So don’t try to do all of the wineries in one day. Take your time and enjoy the pairings (and perhaps some other wine tastings while you are there). Get your passes here.
Why not stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s beautiful bed and breakfasts, inns or vacation rentals and make a weekend of it? Book your getaway at Bookyourstay.ca. (Photo and content provided by Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.)
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