Summer is over and it’s a busy time of year. The kids are back in school, sports and after school activities are starting again, people are returning to work from vacations, and the leaves are beginning to change.
In celebration of getting back into the routine, we at Croissants Bistro & Bakery throw our annual Back to School Wine Dinner! For 2014, we brought back fond memories of report cards and school lunches, but transformed them into gourmet delicacies and paired them with delicious wine.
First, we brought out pizza and french fries with a twist! Our fig and goat cheese flatbreads with camelized onions and tempura fried asparagus with smokey ketchup paired perfectly with the Mumm Napa Brut Rose.
Then, our mac ‘n’ cheese was not so ordinary. We paired an elegant Chardonnay with mac ‘n’ cheese that included penne pasta with lobster in a gruyere cheese sauce.
Before the main dish, we presented “chicken noodle soup” with seared duck with orzo, morels and roasted root vegetables and “salad” with frisee and radicchio, grapes, walnuts and white balsamic vinaigrette.
Did you ever wonder what was really in the meat that was served to you in the cafeteria? We sure did! Our “mystery meat” was herb rubbed tenderloin over horseradish mashed cauliflower paired with depth tasting Cabernet Sauvignon.
We served the snack pack pudding that was served to you in line but gourmet style with Sandeman Founders Res Port wine. Our chocolate mousse layered with meringue pudding was a big hit among our classmates.
Until next year!
Bon Appetit Y’all!