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Winter blues begone!

Winter blues begone!

Take advantage of the winter months to plan cozy get-togethers, whether it’s Valentine’s Day, spring break, a day trip to the city or a weekend away at the cottage. Here are a few ideas for hosting warm and welcoming gatherings with family and friends.

What are we eating?

Fondues are fun to do (get it?!) during the cold winter months, and you can enjoy them in a wide variety of ways, which we’ll show you in this issue. You can opt for the classic cheese and white wine fondue, or try a Mongolian fondue with two types of broth. Plus, you can have fun with other fondue-themed dishes such as baked potatoes loaded with cheddar and bacon. And of course, winter just wouldn’t be the season of hygge without a good old-fashioned dessert fondue. We recommend dulce de leche served with a mountain of fruit and cookies… your taste buds will thank you!

See the recipes

Mini baked potatoes
Fondue with Quebec cheese and white wine
Mongolian fondue
Fennel and pink grapefruit salad
Dulce de leche
Homemade red-wine bread

What are we drinking?

Traditionally, cheese fondue is served with white wine, such as Riesling, but Chardonnay and blond beer also make great pairings. When it comes to Mongolian fondue, try a red Syrah. And remember — rosés are great all year long, even during winter! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not stock up on Port and delicious maple and whisky liqueur?

Pre-dinner Pinot

+FAN OF ALSACE?

This Pinot Blanc from Alsace’s Maison Willm makes for a great aperitif thanks to its delicate aromas and refreshing texture. It also goes great with seafood appetizers, mini quiches, sushi and smoked salmon-cucumber canapés. Its liveliness makes it a good choice with cheese fondue, as it’ll balance out the dish’s fattiness.

Willlm Réserve Pinot Blanc

$16.00

Willlm Réserve Pinot Blanc

White wine750 mlFrance
Willlm Réserve Pinot Blanc

Willlm Réserve Pinot Blanc

$16.00

White wine750 mlFrance, AlsaceSAQ code : 00029983

 

DISCOVER OUR WINE-FOOD PAIRING IDEAS FOR A WARM WINTER:
+GAME NIGHT
+AT-HOME AWARDS
+FONDUE AT THE COTTAGE
+EAT YOUR GREENS!
+THE FONDUE OF LOVE
+OUR DAILY BREAD

 

Photos: Maude Chauvin

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