We’re Toasting: Feast of the Seven Fishes with Pairings for Festivus


Originally published in “West Hawaii Today” December 21, 2017

Happy holidays! As you’re preparing for Festivus, with holiday dinner planning almost complete, consider creating a classic feast of the seven fishes celebrating the abundance of seafood and shellfish available here in Hawaii. And, to pair with each, seven wines that start light and finish robust, beginning with sparkling and ending with hearty, earthy red wine. Here are a few to consider, all available on Hawaii island.

To begin your feast, sparkling wine. Enjoy approachable, fresh Prosecco, like La Marca ($15), Zardetto ($20), or Adami ($21).

Or, splurge with 2011 Domaine Carneros Le Réve ($110), “The Dream” from Champagne Taittinger’s California property, opening with Meyer lemon and jasmine, followed by orchard fruit and Crème brûlée.

This dreamy sparkler will pair beautifully with salt cod croquettes, or flash fried calamari and shrimp.

Course two, fresh Ahi poke with a touch of soy…

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