December 14, 2018

Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass
January 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 at the Winery

The Discovery Pass is your ticket to eight unique food & wine pairings at your choice of 40 wineries across the Niagara Region. Over three weekends in January, you'll have the chance to experience the best of the winter harvest!  Are you the DD? No worries, you still get to participate with The Designated Driver’s Pass which includes a culinary pairing and a non-alcoholic beverage at each of your 8 winery visits.

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Sue-Ann's 2019 Icewine Discovery Pass Offering
Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery 2016 Howard’s Vidal Icewine (1 oz)
Sweet Potato Parfait with Icewine Cured Smoked Salmon

Prepared by
August Restaurant, Beamsville, ON
The sweet potato mousse started with sweet potatoes that were oven roasted in their skins.  When well cooked, they were removed from the skin, pureed into a mousse sweetened with an Icewine reduction, seasoned with salt and pepper then blended with cream cheese.
The mushrooms layered between the sweet potato are prepared by pan roasting local shitake and white mushrooms in butter then seasoning with cider vinegar, EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and salt and pepper.
Instead of a “cherry on top” of the parfait, you’ll find a cube of Icewine cured smoked salmon. 
Sustainable farm raised Atlantic salmon was cured overnight in Icewine and honey then hot smoked with sugar maple wood for 7 to 8 hours.  Continuous basting with Icewine intensified the sweetness and creates a candied crust.
The parfait is topped with a sprig of ruby red radish sprouts which adds the tiniest crunch and spice element.
Layered like an ice-cream parfait, this sweet potato parfait with “a cherry” of icewine cured salmon is something you’ll want to use as inspiration as you discover new ways to enjoy Mother Nature’s gift to wine lovers, Canadian Icewine.
This offering is gluten free, vegetarian and has no nuts / nut oils.
Only the mushroom layer is vegan friendly.
Alternate wine pairing: 2015 Lavelle’s Vidal (2 oz pour)