Easter weekend is a time when families come together to celebrate a special time together. Many families will have their traditional dishes that spark heartfelt memories, why not make this year’s Easter meals extra special with Paserene’s selection of fine wines?
The staples of Easter meals, here in South Africa and in many parts of the globe, centre around fish or lamb, with hot cross buns, and chocolate Easter eggs not too far behind. There are myriad ways to prepare these but consider these pairings for your table this year.
Pair the fruit-forward Rosie with a lunchtime fish platter of smoked snoek pate, shredded hot smoked salmon, Cape Malay pickled fish with a selection of pickles adding hot cross buns alongside your crackers and bread. For fish main course options, pair the Elements Bright with pan-seared sole, a butter lemon sauce and caper berries. For something luxurious, pair the Paserene Chardonnay with a decadent seafood platter of grilled kingklip, calamari, prawns and a rich hollandaise sauce.
Turning to some lamb ideas, pair flame-grilled lamb Espetadas with the Midnight or Dark from the Elements range. For something special pair the Union with a whole rack of lamb and Provençal crust or lamb shanks slow-braised in red wine and rosemary are perfect for the Marathon.
During the cooler autumn evenings, a heart-warming pudding is in order this Easter weekend. Do something a bit different like a bread-and-butter pudding using hot cross buns and melting some of those Easter eggs into the custard, the darker the chocolate the better. Serve this with a dark chocolate a cherry sauce and a bottle of Paserene Union for that decadent touch.
For those looking for an Easter weekend outing, Paserene’s tasting lounge, the Nest, will be welcoming families for a fun-filled day out. Parents can enjoy a taste of our wine and delicious Easter treats while kids play in the garden in picturesque Franschhoek. Come and enjoy traditional treats like snoek pate, hot cross buns, and Easter eggs to make you feel at home in the heart of the Winelands.
When you sip on a glass of Paserene’s boutique wine this Easter, at home or at the Nest, you are creating an unforgettable moment.