Beyond basic cheese and crackers…
Charcuterie boards are an eye-catching way to serve everyone’s favorites. Make seasonal items really stand out – try pairing apple cider donuts with fresh cut apples and cider slushies or create a fall extravaganza of candy apples, honey sticks, rich, nutty bread, and dried fruit. Start a new tradition for game nights, wine nights or afternoon guests – pile fresh honeycomb, sweet fruits, spiced crackers around a baked brie, with preserves and relishes crafted right here in Connecticut farm kitchens. Place some small pumpkins and gourds around the setting, light a candle, and you have an instantly warm welcome.
Need some seasonal inspiration? Check out a few of our favorite fall recipes paired with wine.
For more inspiration, check out our CT Grown Pinterest page
For those dreary days, we love a warm bowl Chickpea Kale Soup!
Enjoying an evening with friends? The Autumn Chicken Dinner is the perfect recipe for your next party. The ‘Ballet of Angels’ a semi-dry, crisp white wine from Sharpe Hill Vineyards of Pomfret, CT is a fantastic pairing with your autumn roasted chicken.
Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Plum Chutney is a twist on a classic recipe and full of fall flavors. The classic Bordeaux Blend with 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot from Saltwater Farm has notes of black cherry, cassis and currant. A beautiful pairing to your Fall pork or beef dish.
What about dessert? Consider a bubbly to pair with apple crisp. The Notte di Amore the nationally acclaimed Prosecco with bright notes coming from Paradise Hills Vineyard in Wallingford, CT could be just the pairing to finish your harvest dinner.
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