Wine Food Pairing - Pair 337 with a Slice of Heaven!


Wine food pairing received a wonderful Christmas gift of a "337" Cabernet Sauvignon. I had been saving this bottle and thinking that maybe a hearty steak on the grill might be just the ticket for this California Cab that exudes wonderful aromas of mocha and dark cherries ... but wait ...

We had some friends stopping by and I had gone out earlier and picked the last of our bananas. They were getting to the point that they were a "must" use and they screamed banana bread at me! (Pictured here is the stack before they ripened) In Florida when the bananas ripen, it is an all or nothing kind of deal ... one day they are green and then the next day you have a whole stack that is ready to go ... lol ...

Anyway, I digressed a bit, but I tried out a "killer" new banana bread recipe ... one that was loaded with semi-dark chocolate chips and walnuts. The chocolate nutty scent coming from the oven was enough to convince me that perhaps, this medium bodied Cab, would be the one to do my bread justice! It seems that the bold taste of chocolate and nuts "masked " the lighter banana flavor and in reality the bananas just gave a wonderful moisture to the bread without a strong flavor.

Well, let me just say this, about that .... it was a great decision! Wine food pairing, it's all about the wine and food. CHEERS!


2 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

How daring! Banana-chocolate cake with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Hendersonville Epicurean said...

Never would have thought of putting that bread with that wine, but now that you have done it with such great results, it sounds like something to put on our "must try" list!