Midnight Dinner: Dark & Savory Hallo-Wine Parings
All Hallow’s Eve is upon us. While tiny ghouls and goblins roam the streets in search of trick-or-treats, we’ll stay warm inside with a table full of dark and savory dishes.
Let the trick-or-treaters have their fun. It’s time to round up your favorite witches and serve a Halloween-inspired feast, complete with wine pairings.
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Here’s how we’re entertaining on October 31st:
Goat Cheese Tart with Figs and Bacon with Girl & Dragon Pinot Grigio
Dive into this decadent Goat Cheese Tart with Figs and Bacon from Foodology Geek. It’s scary simple to create. Using frozen puff pastry dough gives you the head start you’ll need to serve this at your own spooky soiree or pull it together quickly to bring to a friend’s party.
Pair this recipe with a glass of Girl & Dragon Pinot Grigio. The fresh and fruity flavors in the wine will be a delightful compliment to the figs, honey and goat cheese on the tart.
Black Linguine with Kalamata Olive Pesto with PromisQous Red
Add a twist to your traditional pesto in this recipe for Black Linguine with Kalamata Olive Pesto from The Jewels of New York. While the dish is dark on the plate, the flavors from the fresh parsley, lemon juice and kalamata olives brighten each bite.
Pair the bright flavors in this dish with a food friendly red blend, like promisQous Red.
Forbidden Rice Risotto with with Tall Dark Stranger Malbec
Add to the mystery of your Halloween-inspired menu by serving a plate of Forbidden Rice Risotto with Kale Pesto from A Beautiful Plate. The kale pesto, opposed to a traditional basil pesto, adds a seasonal element and more earthy flavors.
Pair the hearty flavors in this dish with another Halloween favorite, Tall Dark Stranger Malbec.
Black Midnight Cake with Girl & Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon
And you know we can’t leave without dessert! Try this recipe for Black Midnight Cake from A Family Feast to round out your dark and delicious night. You’ll be asking for seconds of this dark, chocolate layer cake with a rich dark chocolate frosting.
While we think this cake could be perfect with a cup of decaf at the end of the party, you could also dare to pair it with a glass of Girl & Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon.