Sunday, April 15, 2012

We So Fancy!

At least that's what my kids said when they found out I was having a big kid party this weekend. A fancy Wine Soiree. Each person was responsible for bringing a bottle of wine and a tapas style food pairing. It worked out incredibly well. It was nice to try some different wines, all the food was delicious, and as always the Prep company was amazing. We even had fancy cards that listed the type of wine, winery and which appetizer went with it. Here's the damage:
 I represented New York and brought a bottle of Hazlitt's Red Cat which I served with pizza bites (because it's suppose to be a wine for "pizza, burgers, and wings") They were pretty yummy! I went with fresh mozzarella which was good but I bet it could be even more amazing with a more flavorful cheese. And don't forget to serve it with the sauce!
Homemade Pizza Bites
(adapted from our best bites)
1 roll refrigerated pizza dough
marinara/pizza sauce (for dipping)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Cheese of your choice, cut into smallish blocks
Pizza meat of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Roll out your dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut it into 24 squares.
3. Place your desired pizza toppings in each square. I did 2 pieces of pepperoni and a small block of fresh mozzarella. Fold up dough and pinch the edges closed. Place seam side down in a lightly greased pie pan.
4. Brush tops with melted butter. Sprinkle garlic, seasonings and parmesan cheese over tops.
5. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce.

See the rest of our yummies after the jump!
Jackie had all the proper classes. Everyone had a different pattern which comes in handy later in the evening!
Steve's Pick
Fu-ki Sake served with Panko Breaded Shrimp with a Ponzu Sauce. Using the martini glasses for presentation: A+. 
 Kevin's Pick
Cakebread Cellar's Chardonnay served with a Triple-Cream cheese from France. (yeah, guess who really picked out his...)
 John's Pick
A Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc served with Hoagie Dip. One of my favorite wines of the evening. It was very grapefruity/citrusy.
 Jackie's Pick
A Hogue Johannsburg Riesling served with Chorizo Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos. 
 My Pick!
Hazlitt Red Cat served with Pizza Bites
 Last but not least was a second bottle that John brought. Another Sauvignon Blanc from Montes that we served with leftover hoagie dip.

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