Whilst chocolate is the obvious choice, seafood makes a great option for Australian’s to enjoy over the Easter long weekend when paired with great wines in the company of family and friends. Here we delve into five delicious seafood dishes to serve up with a selection of white wines for the ultimate celebratory Easter feast.
CASILLERO DEL DIABLO CHARDONNAY + SALMON FISHCAKES
Aged in French oak barrels, Casillero Del Diablo Chardonnay is a lively wine showing a fruity palate with touches of hazelnut. Medium bodied, its delicate hints of white peach enable this wine to be enjoyed with some fresh salmon fishcakes, the perfect pairing for a Good Friday dinner. Available from Dan Murphy’s. RRP $13.99.
BAILY & BAILY VENTURE SERIES RIESLING + VIETNAMESE PRAWN AND RICE NOODLE SALAD
Well balanced with a bouquet of citrus and floral notes, Baily & Baily’s Venture Series Riesling recognises the work and passion of the winemakers from Australia’s Clare Valley region. Refreshing and crisp, this wine pairs impeccably with the bright and zesty flavours in a Vietnamese prawn & rice noodle salad, ideal for a light Easter Saturday lunch, poolside with friends. Available from Dan Murphy’s. RRP $10.99.
FRANCOIS MARTENOT GRAND PRES MACON-VILLAGES CHARDONNAY FROM BURGUNDY, FRANCE + SEAFOOD PASTA WITH CREAM SAUCE
With aromas of white rose supplemented by fresh citrus fruits and acacia, François Martenot Grand Pres Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay is an expressive wine with a fruity dominance. Its good structure and acidic balance will charm the most discerning of drinkers, and highlight the wonderful flavours that can be found in a fresh seafood pasta with creamy sauce. Available from Dan Murphy’s. RRP $19.99.
CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS EDEN VALLEY CHARDONNAY + CRAB AND PRAWN RAVIOLI IN SEAFOOD BISQUE SAUCE
Full of tropical and stone fruit aromas, Cat Amongst the Pigeons’ Eden Valley Chardonnay is perfectly balanced with the subtle oak flavours that finishes fresh and crisp on the palate. The crisp acidity of this wine cuts through rich dishes making it an ideal match to the luxuriousness of a crab and prawn ravioli in seafood bisque sauce, an ultimate dish to serve for an Easter Sunday lunch. Available from Dan Murphy’s and BWS. RRP $20.00.
ISABEL ESTATE PINOT GRIS + THAI GREEN FISH CURRY
Light lemon in colour with appealing aromas of red-apple skin, quince and subtle underlying ginger spice. The layers of pear, nectarine and baked apple tart characters in this wine work beautifully with the zing of a Thai green fish curry to dig into across the Easter public holiday. Available from Dan Murphy’s and BWS. RRP $29.00.
Thank you to Dialogue PR for providing the wines.
For other Easter activities, check out my favourite Sydney walk with a view: Watson Bay to Bondi cliff walk.
Also, see what I do with all my chocolate left overs.