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Five Wine and Food Pairings to Celebrate Spring

The arrival of spring means the release of new wines, the anticipation of warm evenings on the patio sipping rosé, and preparation for grilling season.

At EFESTĒ, our Wine Club spring release selections include the latest vintages of the Syrahs, Riesling, and the highly anticipated Estate Rosé. Here are some fun suggestions for pairing the wines with the food and holidays of spring.

Jolie Bouche Syrah (Boushey Vineyards, Yakima Valley)
Each sip of this vibrant red wine conjures up images of the Mediterranean in the form of cured meat, roasted olives, and crushed herbs. A successful pairing is as simple as matching the wine with food that mirrors those flavors. Plan your next dinner party around this easy yet impressive one dish meal.
The pairing: Tarragon Chicken

Eléni Syrah (Red Willow Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA)
This concentrated red wine offers an intense freshly ground espresso bean note that adds massive appeal. On the palate, the wine is full and complete, possessing soft, yet present tannins backed by trademark minerality. An opulent wine like Eléni is perfect for holiday celebrations such as Easter and Mother’s Day so turn to an equally impressive dish that can feed a crowd such as this one from the American Lamb Board.
The pairing: Celebration Leg of Lamb Continue reading

Summer Celebration Menu Ideas

As the seasons change, so do our catering menus. Whereas winter parties most often observe holidays, summer months tend to encompass more personal celebrations such as rehearsal dinners or reunions. These spring and summer parties clamor for bright flavors, colorful produce, and some classic favorites.

EFESTE Passed Appetizers

Lighter fare complemented by refreshing white wines such as Evergreen Riesling or Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc are ideal to serve during warmer weather. Bolder dishes reminiscent of family barbecues such as sliders are, of course, a perfect match for red wine.

Our in-house caterer, Travis Wandell of Old Press Catering, shares with us some of the most popular items featured on his menus this season.

Roasted Beet & Greek Yogurt Flatbread
Prosciutto Canapes with Goat Cheese & Fig Spread
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
All American Bacon Cheese Burger Slider
Key Lime White Chocolate Mini Cheesecake
Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

Of course, custom menus are also available. Just call us at (425) 398-7200 to inquire.