Fall Feast: Italian-Style

Fall Feast: Italian-Style

Embrace the arrival of autumn with a casual outdoor feast. This menu puts an Ontario spin on  classic Italian flavours, with standout local ingredients served alongside our province’s own wine, beer and spirits.


Perfect Pairings

From wine to beer to spirits, Ontario’s got something stellar to match with every dish on this menu.

RECIPES

A New Ribollita

Full of hearty bread, a savoury broth and loads of vegetable goodness, this soup pairs beautifully with a fortified wine.

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Mushroom Carpaccio

To bring out the umami of the mushrooms, complement the citrus, and play with the chili, turn to a hoppy beer with balanced malt.

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Roasted Fig & Pancetta Salad

Feeding a hungry crowd? Add another course! This simple, gorgeous salad comes together in minutes. Serve it alongside a crisp bubbly.

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Garlicky Chicken Livers

The garlic, lemon and generous amount of butter in this dish need a dry, pleasantly acidic wine.

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Nonna’s Lasagna

A smooth Cabernet Sauvignon stands up to the tomatoes, while the fruity Merlot in this VQA blend is lovely with the pork and creamy ricotta.

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Crema di Mascarpone

Luscious and decadent, this dessert matches well with a sweet liqueur that has real backbone.

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Dark Chocolate & Balsamic Truffle Loaf

Red wine and dark chocolate make a winning combination. For this sumptuous dessert, try a sweet red.

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