HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Chef Patrick Evans Hylton shares some quality wines for a great price and shows us how to make a grilled berry summer shortcake.
Wine is a perfect pairing for a great meal, but sometimes a wine list can be complicated. Sometimes wine can also be very costly.
La Bella Italia Laskin has crafted a 20 Under 20 wine list, There are 10 whites and 10 reds picked for quality, price, and ability to pair with dishes, There is something for everyone’s palate and pocketbook, Here is the wine list:
Contrade, Malvasia/Chardonnay 2018, Puglia, $19.99
Annalisa, Pinot Grigio 2019, Veneto, $16
Tiamo, Pinot Grigio 2019, Venezia, $18
Stella, Moscato 2019, Sicily, $18
Palladio, Bianco 2018, Italy, $17
La Fiera, Pinot Grigio 2019, Delle Venezia, $16
Santa Luz "Alba" Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Chile, $18
Masciarelli, Rosato 2018, Colline Teatine, $17
Castelluccio, Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Forli, $19.99
Entrada, Chardonnay 2019, Argentina, $15
Tiamo 2018, Chianti, $19.99
Domino, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California, $15
Strada del Vino e dell'Olio 2017, Chianti Classico, $18
Palladio, Rosso 2016, Italy, $17
La Fiera 2018, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, $16
Cielo, Pinot Noir 2017, Veneto, $17
Palladio 2018, Chianti, $18
Barone di Bernaj, Frappato 2015, Sicily, $19.99
Dante, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Californi, $16
Entrada, Malbec 2019, Argentina, $15
For more information, visit www.lbilaskin.com
GRILLED BERRY SUMMER SHORTCAKE
WITH MARKET-FRESH BLACKBERRIES
Berries are super fresh and super delicious during summer. We love to shop local farmers markets for just-picked berries
Blackberries are especially sweet this time of year. Our Grilled Berry Summer Shortcake is quick and easy to make. Grilled sweet slider buns are a base for macerated berries and fresh whipped cream. Here’s how to make them:
2 pounds strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons orange liqueur such as triple sec or Grand Marnier
WHIPPED CREAM INGREDIENTS
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons Virginia bourbon or whiskey
12 sweet Hawaiian slider buns
Berry coulis or chocolate syrup
Make the berries. Place berries in a large bowl and add sugar and orange liqueur. Gently toss the berries to coat, cover, and refrigerate at least a half-hour. Makes about 4 cups.
Make the whipped cream. Chill a medium metal bowl and a metal whisk a few hours before making the whipped cream. In the bowl pour the heavy whipping cream along with the sugar and spirit. Whisk vigorously until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready for use; use soon.
Make the shortcakes. Preheat a grill or grill pan place over a stove top on medium-high. Split the buns and brush each with olive oil and place on grill or grill pan. Grill for 3-4 minutes until toasted and grill marks appear. If you do not have access to a grill or grill pan, as an alternative, you can split the buns, brush with olive oil, and toast under the stove’s broiler for 2-3 minutes until golden.
Plate the dish. Split open a biscuit and arrange on a serving plate. Spoon on strawberries, top with whipped cream, and garnish with a drizzle of berry coulis or chocolate syrup
If you’d like my recipe for berry coulis, email me at Patrick@VirginiaEatsAndDrinks.com with “Berry Coulis” as the subject.
Some ingredients comes from The Fresh Market, www.TheFreshMarket.com
Look for berries at local markets such as those of The Farmers Markets of We Dig Tidewater, www.NorfolkVaFarmersMarket.com
NEW MENU AT STILL WORLDLY ECLECTIC TAPAS
A new menu has dropped at Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas. The popular Portsmouth eatery is known for small bites with big flavors.
In addition to indoor dining, an outdoor patio is also available. Look for new dishes including Duck Tacos, Curry Cauliflower, and fried chicken. Favorites like Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots remain,
For more information visit, www.StillEats.com
THE 2020 VIRTUAL VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL
Virginia Eats + Drinks is hosting a Virtual Virginia Wine Festival; it’s in partnership with Norfolk Festevents.
The online wine festival runs Sundays beginning June 28 from 4 until 5 p.m. Virginia wines are explored and sampled online with tasting notes. Wines are available at local restaurants, so you are supporting not only Virginia vineyards, but Virginia eateries too. Plus, 10 percent of wine sales goes to benefit the programming at Festevents, which is a non-profit organization.
The event is free; folks only pay for the cost of the wines they wish to explore.
For information visit www.facebook.com/groups/VirginiaEatsAndDrinks
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