During the holidays I love to invite good friends to drop by for a glass of something sparkling and a light hors d’oeuvre that can be prepared ahead of time and served on the spot…with flair! This past weekend it was my turn (with the able assistance of Mr. Grape Experiences) to entertain our gourmet group before we dined at a favorite local restaurant to celebrate the season. The house was festive, the fireplace glowed, the drinks and appetizers looked delicious, and we were ready for all of the antics of the evening.
Perfect for the holidays, make sure Anna de Codorniu Brut (NV) is chilling in your wine refrigerator and a platter of Herbed Parmesan Crisps is at the ready!
Herbed Parmesan Crisps
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano)
- 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary or thyme (finely chopped)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees.|
|In a small bowl mix all of the ingredients together.|
|On a baking sheet coated lightly with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper, place tablespoonfuls of the mixture with a couple inches between each, and spread them out into ovals about four inches long and two inches wide. You should have about 12 crisps.|
|Bake in the oven until they turn golden brown, 6-8 minutes.|
|Cool crisps on a metal rack.|
Cheers to sharing the holidays with wonderful wine, food, and friends! ~ Cindy
#WinePW Wine Pairing Weekend Holiday Entertaining!
December is holiday festive party time! Our job this month is to create some great sparkling wine and appetizer pairings. If you see this early enough, please join us December 13th at 10 a.m. Central Time. We’ll be chatting on twitter at #WinePW about our creative holiday sparkling wine pairings. We’d love to have you join us!
Sparkling Wine and Appetizer Pairings
Here are the ideas available from our group for you. Try something new this year!
Bacon and Greens Dip with Bubbly by Cooking Chat
Piedmont Sparkling Nebbiolo & Pungent Anchovy Green Sauce by foodwineclick
Segura Viudas Aria Cava with Oysters and Spanish Tapas by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Butterflied Spicy Prawns and Treveri Sparkling Wine by Wild 4 Washington Wine
A Seasonal Nibbles Duet + Pear Valley Vineyard’s Frizzante Muscat by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Appetizers served with a Sparkling Wine by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Cranberry Brie Biscuit Bites and Sparkling Muscat by Curious Cuisiniere
Moscato with Fresh Fruit Almond Cake and Zabaglione by Vino Travels — An Italian Wine Blog
Domaine Meriwether Sparkling Wine and Make Ahead Spanakopita by Tasting Pour
Wine and Dine: Anna de Cordoniu Brut NV and Herbed Parmesan Crisps by Grape Experiences
Italian Sparkling Wine: Bubbly & Bacon #winePW by Girls Gotta Drink
The Holidays Sparkle on #WinePW by Rockin Red Blog
Butternut and Bubbly by It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Smoked Salmon and Potato Chip Appetizer with Louis Roederer Champagne by ENOFYLZ