Dulcet Couplings

By DuncanRhys C. Liancourt

As late January needs all the sweetness and libation one can inject, we attempted our small part by throwing a dessert and dessert wine get-together. We concocted a confabulation of confections and, to coincide with the concept of coupling (when is there ever too much coupling?), counseled our cronies as to credible compliments of liquid character. To every sugar a fermented sugar, cheers!

With the Madeira Sabayon over berries we suggest a dry rosé Champagne or the Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 year old scotch:

A humble Pear Crumble will redouble its comforting qualities with a Vino Dulce de Postre dessert brandy from La Rioja in Spain or Prosecco with a splash of Belle de Brillet pear brandy:

With a Gingery Almond Torte we think Vin Santo a must, but Grappa Barolo is no slouch:

We defy you to find a fitter friend for Honey-Bourbon Banana Pecan Tart in Cardamom Phyllo than Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Bourbon:

As Mr Peabody has his boy Sherman so does Pumpkin Chocolate Tart have Tawny Port:

7 Responses to “Dulcet Couplings”
  1. Michael says:

    Wow, what a collection of delectables! Sorry I missed it.

  2. Kaitie says:

    I’ll put in my order for one of each, payable COD. Please deliver via wolf or deerhound, many thanks.

  3. Dear Laura, you are very kind. Poor Mr. Arnold, though he had more graceful manliness in his every eyelash than I have in my entire concatenation of atoms, he still undervalued, at least in his writings, the fermented side of life.

  4. Daphne says:

    precisely. think morning… milk, coffee… kahlua. voila.

  5. Dear Daphne, milk is that unusual ingredient one needs to make White Russians and Brandy Alexanders, yes?

  6. Daphne says:

    forget late january, i think you have more than plenty sweetness and libations here to last you well into february and march. what a menu ! and what a bar ! well done mr pastry chef / cocktailier / impeccable host. i have but one question, which dessert made the best breakfast the morning after ? …to be paired with a glass of milk perhaps ??

  7. Laura says:

    Those torts look as gorgeous as you do! Mathew Arnold is weeping in his grave because he stopped at sweetness and light and forgot the libations!

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