With Easter right around the corner and a feast at your fingertips, you might be wondering what kind of wine to pour with all those delicious traditional Easter foods you’ll be serving to guests in your home.
The right bottle of wine can really enhance any meal, especially during the holidays. Whether you are cooking Easter brunch or dinner, or ordering from a restaurant or catering company, you’ll want to know what variety of wine to enjoy with each course.
No holiday gathering is complete without the proper food and wine pairing. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular foods to eat for Easter and which wines are the best to serve with them.
Food and Wine Pairings for Easter Brunch
If you are someone who enjoys a daytime celebration with your loved ones, Easter brunch is the way to go. Brunch is always better with bubbles, which makes Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR the ideal drink to sip on for the occasion.
Start off by pouring Mr Premium Prosecco, which pairs beautifully with seafood. We suggest kicking off your Easter brunch with a raw bar with things like shrimp cocktail, crab cocktail, Alaskan King crab legs, oysters, and lobster tail. If Easter falls during Stone Crab season like it does this year, don’t forget to add those too! Salmon carpaccio would be great to include on your Easter brunch raw bar too. We really like this recipe from Chef Steffen Henssler.
In addition to the seafood, set out appetizers like deviled eggs and a big platter of homemade guacamole with fresh baguette, chips, and crudité for guests to snack on before the main course. Try our go-to guacamole recipe, also from Chef Steffen Henssler. Continue sipping on Mr, or go ahead and pour a glass of Mrs Sparkling Rosé.
For brunch entrées, Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR are great paired with any egg dish. Quiches, frittatas, and egg casseroles are all great choices, especially for groups, and don’t forget about the potatoes! Breakfast potatoes, also sometimes referred to as a hash when mixed with other ingredients, is a staple at brunch.
Food and Wine Pairings for Easter Dinner
Mr and Mrs can certainly be drunk at any time of day, any time of year, but it’s also a great idea to pair each course of your Easter dinner with a still wine. SYLTBAR has four fine wines available, three white wines and one red wine. If you plan your meal accordingly, you can use each bottle for a different course!
For the first course, serve a soup or salad filled with fresh vegetables, and pair it with our crisp White Linen Pinot Grigio. This refreshing white wine is so light and clean, which is why we’ve chosen its nickname, White Linen.
Moving on to the second course, we love a simple pasta dish like this Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. This is the time to serve our Original Pinot Grigio Ramato, nicknamed Junior for its youthfulness. This young wine is not like your typical Pinot Grigio; it’s much darker in color and has more character in flavor. Its complexity pairs well with the simplicity of this pasta.
Now it’s time to dive into the traditional Easter dinner offerings: ham and lamb! For the third course, pour a glass of our Silk Friulano, which is as elegant and smooth as its name suggests, to serve with glazed ham and its accompanying side dishes. Then, for the final dinner course, a roasted rack of lamb will pair absolutely beautifully with our intense, luxurious and full-bodied Cashmere Cabernet Franc.
Food and Wine Pairings for Easter Dessert
Easter Bread is an Italian and Greek tradition during the holiday. The bread features colorful eggs baked into a sweet dough, and its history is rich in meaning. The wreath-like shape is said to represent the crown of thorns that Jesus wore, and the eggs symbolize birth and life in general. The dough is also braided together using three pieces of dough, representing the Holy Trinity.
These symbols are all part of the Easter celebration, as are beautiful pastels and cheerful colors. To keep that colorful tradition alive, we love serving a beautiful rainbow of macarons from Ladurée bakery for Easter dessert. We always get them from the Miami store, but there are also stores in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., and they deliver all over the country.
Pour a glass of Mrs to pair with your Easter desserts. Its round, robust, not-so-sweet flavor will perfectly balance the sweetness of these treats.
Shop Wine for Easter
No matter what you choose to serve for Easter brunch or dinner, your guests will love how these low-calorie, low-sugar, low-sulfite, vegan, and 100% naturally produced sparkling and fine wines will elevate the entire dining experience.
As you plan for your menu for Easter, think of SYLTBAR as your go-to for wine pairings for each course. Mr and Mrs also work very well as an aperitif before dining begins, or as a nightcap before guests go home. Shop SYLTBAR and have the best Easter wines delivered right to your door, or find a retailer near you that has our wines available.