Elevate your Easter with Graham Beck & these recipes

Words: Crush

Nothing beats Easter celebrations. Families and friends gather for a weekend of relaxation and feasting, while kids hop around the garden on the hunt for Easter eggs. Come brunch, lunch or dinner, everyone settles around the table for a memorable meal. It’s a time to relax, where silent moments are shared in between delicious bites; brunch tastes better, desserts are sweeter and sparkling wine tastes more blissful – this is what Easter and long weekend indulgences are all about. The only thing that could possibly elevate your long weekend is Graham Beck Cap Classique.

Graham Beck Cap Classique

Graham Beck has long been synonymous with togetherness and festivity, making special occasions more memorable one bottle at a time. We can’t imagine a better partner for your Easter long weekend menu than Graham Beck.

Ring in the celebrations with one of the offerings from their vintage collection; Blanc de Blancs, Pinot Noir Rosé and Ultra Brut are ideal for sophisticated meal pairings or make any occasion special with their Bliss Nectar. Whether looking for an Easter-inspired brunch and sweet treat or simply need inspiration for long weekend indulgence, we’ve prepared four delicious recipes and paired them with a Graham Beck Cap Classique to elevate your Easter!

Brunch Eggs en Cocotte

Treat family and friends to an elegant brunch of Eggs en Cocotte and top it off with Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2018 – a memorable way to kick off the long weekend festivities.

Delicate dishes pair perfectly with Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2018. Citrus, buttery brioche and toasted almonds notes and the yeasty complexity complement the rich, creamy flavours in this dish.

We’ve taken the brunch staple, eggs, to delicious heights by preparing them Eggs en Cocotte-style. These individual ramekin servings are not only simple to prepare but also look elegant. Coddled eggs, baked to custardy perfection and served on a bed of spinach and satisfyingly salty pancetta bits – hungry guests will be impressed. Dip into the yolky centre with toasted sourdough soldiers and savour the taste. Brunch never tasted so good!

Recipe for Brunch Eggs en Cocotte

Mushroom & Caramelised Onion Tartlets

While waiting for your mains, quell hungry bellies with these delectable Mushroom & Caramelised Onion Tartlets and a glass or two of Graham Beck Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 – the most divine pairing!

Subtle spiciness from the Pinot Noir with the creamy complexity from the Chardonnay grapes pairs exceptionally with the umami mushroom and enhances the sweetness from the caramelised onion.

Hosting doesn’t have to be daunting with the perfect appetiser… these puff-pastry tartlets are ideal for weekend entertaining, incredibly delicious and perfect for casual snacking. The combination of pan-fried mushrooms, fragrant thyme, sweet caramelised onions and Gruberg cheese will delight taste buds. Add a touch of glamour to your appetisers and serve them with a bottle of Graham Beck Pinot Noir Rosé. Guests will keep coming back for more.

Recipe for Mushroom & Caramelised Onion Tartlets

Pan-fried Salmon on Pea & Lemon Risotto

Nothing says ‘sophisticated’ like salmon or risotto, so we’ve combined both in this dish of pan-fried salmon served atop pea & lemon risotto, to truly tantalise the taste buds. Serve with Graham Beck Ultra Brut 2017 for the ultimate indulgence.

The lively bouquet of lemon zest and brioche notes make Graham Beck Ultra Brut 2017 the ideal companion for light seafood dishes and more. Even better, it has zero-added sugar – the perfect sparkling wine for a weekend of indulgence.

Risotto is notorious for being difficult to master; this simplistic yet elevated version makes it light work. The addition of stock reels in flavours from the lemon zest and delicate salmon. The crispy salmon skin adds delicious texture, while the melt-in-mouth fish and comforting risotto make this a dish that guests will remember for years to come. Top with Parmesan shavings and toast a lifetime of delicious meals and memorable moments.

Recipe for Pan-fried Salmon on Pea & Lemon Risotto

Hot Cross Bun Inspired Cannoli with Speckled Eggs

Easter weekend is usually all egg hunts and chocolate for the kids – we think adults deserve treats too. What better way to sate sweet tooths than with these delectable Hot Cross Bun Cannolis with Speckled Eggs?

The comforting flavours of the dessert spices are ideal for serving with a Graham Beck Bliss Nectar NV.

Inspired by the flavours of Easter, we’ve made these ricotta-filled Cannolis infused with allspice and cinnamon – the makings of any delicious holiday bake. To make this beloved Sicilian treat more special, we’ve dipped the ends in velvety dark chocolate and sprinkled them with crushed speckled eggs. The comforting flavours of the spices are ideal for serving with a Graham Beck Bliss Nectar NV. Hints of butterscotch, praline and honey in this captivating Cap Classique complement this whimsical and irresistible treat. A blissful drink for a delightful dessert!

Recipe for Hot Cross Bun Inspired Cannoli with Speckled Eggs

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