5 delicious make-ahead dishes best served at room temperature

Make-ahead dishes mean less work at mealtime. No need to fuss—especially with these recipes, designed to be served at room temperature. Just pull them out of the fridge before dinner, leaving you more time to chill. We’ve paired products with every course in this menu—so no matter which dishes you choose to make, you can match away with confidence!


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Grilled Eggplant Boats with Burrata, Arugula & Anchovies

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Soft tannins, fine acidity, and juicy berry, smoky and herbal flavours give 13th Street Gamay VQA enough balance and structure to harmonize with the appetizer.



Salmorejo (Córdobian-Style Gazpacho)

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Tio Pepe Extra Dry Fino's fine structure and notes of green fruit, nut, brine and olive will complement the flavours in this salmorejo while refreshing the palate.

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Slow-Roasted Salmon with Caramelized Lemon Relish

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Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Riesling VQA's palate-cleansing acidity, along with sweet peach, apple and citrus tones, will match the dish’s ingredients and density. A hint of sweetness tames the chili spice.


Pearl Couscous Salad with Corn, Zucchini & Basil

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Amsterdam Pure Pilsner’s light and crisp flavours offer a naturally refreshing match to the cheese, vegetable and herb elements in the salad. The carbonation cleanses the palate.

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Basmati Rice Pudding with Baked Apricots & Pistachios

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The exotic spice and dried fruit flavours of Cave Spring Riesling Icewine VQA will complement those in the rice pudding while offering enough sweet richness and acidity to complete the match.


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