A Deliciously Easy Holiday Meal

There’s no rule that says a celebratory holiday dinner needs to be complicated. Borrowing a few flavours from more traditional fare, combining them with a few fresh ones, and cutting down on all the work results in a festive meal that feels special and new. A mix of inexpensive ingredients and just a few posh ones means that it’s easy on the pocketbook, too. The best part: it’s no less comforting or delicious than the tried and true.

Scallop Crudo

Scallop Crudo

WHAT TO SERVE
Salute the Asian-influenced elements in the scallop’s dressing by popping the cork of a vibrant sparkling wine. Go local for stellar results with Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Organic Sparkling Riesling VQA. 

Roasted Pepper & Walnut Salad

Roasted Pepper & Walnut Salad

WHAT TO SERVE
A vivacious rosé with abundant cherry and red berry connects with the earthy flavours in this salad. Opt for a medium-bodied, dry style, like Malivoire Ladybug Rosé VQA.

Spaghetti with Pistachio & Cocoa Pesto

Spaghetti with Pistachio & Cocoa Pesto

WHAT TO SERVE
Imagine the flavours of this unique pesto paired with a fresh, fruity Riesling. Sublime harmony. Try a dry to off-dry style from Ontario, like Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling VQA.

Roast Pork Belly with Prune Sauce and Lemony Spinach & Potato Purée

Roast Pork Belly with Prune Sauce and Lemony Spinach & Potato Purée

WHAT TO SERVE
The luxurious richness of prune-sauced pork belly, fragrantly spiced, begs to be enveloped in the velvety fruit and spiciness of a smooth ripasso wine, such as Monte Zovo Sa’ Solin Ripasso Valpolicella

Candied Fruit & Nut Palmiers

Candied Fruit & Nut Palmiers

WHAT TO SERVE
Sicily’s Marsala wine ranges from dry to lusciously sweet styles. This lush, toffee-ish fortified Sperone Cremovo Marsala Fine DOC is a unique treat with cookies and ice cream.

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