LIGHTLY SALTED: OVER THE MOON
Forget the teas; give your mooncake party a contemporary touch this year with these wine and mooncake pairings.
Inject a lively and contemporary touch to your mid-autumn party this year with these elegant mooncake and wine pairings.
This year, top hotels once again roll out their range of mooncakes fused with creative flavours. Instead of Chinese teas, try marrying these treats with a range of dessert wines, aromatic whites, port and even Armagnac. Curated by Taste of Tradition, an established wine merchant/distributor in Singapore, these labels were chosen to complement, not compete with the mooncake flavours. That said, food and wine pairings are highly personal, so go ahead, grab a few friends, some boxes of mooncakes and many bottles of wine to suss out what you really like!
LIGHTLY SALTED RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE’S Açai Berry and Chia Seeds Snowskin Mooncake ($72 for 8 pieces) is a creamy, subtly tangy delight. Antioxidantrich açai berries, Greek yoghurt, and organic chia seeds pack a nutritional punch in this delicate mooncake.PAIR WITH: Ringenbach & Fils Pinot Gris 2015 ($42.30). This crisp wine with refreshing acidity complements the mooncake’s flavours. The açai berries’ slight tartness also brings out the wine’s citrusy notes.