The Newest in Wine Pairings — Lady Gaga Donuts and Cupcakes

You’ve had cheese with your wine. You’ve had chocolate with your wine.

But you’ve probably never had the likes of a Lady Gaga donut with a Petite Syrah.

This Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28, you can enjoy that unusual pairing that sounds as out there as one of Gaga’s outfits.

Poetic Cellars of Soquel is hosting this creative food-wine pairing. Psycho Donuts of Campbell is supplying all the donuts that day, including the pop star-inspired iced cake ones topped with fresh blueberries.

The winery is offering up even more donut-wine combos with the likes of “Apricotology fritters” with Chardonnay and Viognier; an Oreo cookie-like cake donut matched with Syrah; and S’Mores cake donuts with Poetic Cellars’ Bourdeaux blend, Ballad.

Price for the wine-donut pairing is $10 per person.

Not to be outdone, San Francisco’s Press Club, now offers a complimentary wine-cupcake pairing for guests who book a birthday party at the locale on Friday or Saturday evenings.

The SweetieCups mini cupcakes are especially made to go with wines. Pairings include “La Vie En Brie,” a pear walnut cake with brie cream frosting to go with Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay; and “Moonlight by the Sea,” a chocolate cake dolloped with rich almond chocolate frosting and a touch of sea salt to pair with Fritz Reserve Cabarnet Sauvignon.

The free round of cupcakes is available when booking in advance.

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Date: Thursday, 26. August 2010 5:25
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21 comments

  1. 1

    Love it! I am sure the cupcake phase is nearly over, and I have yet to ever go to a cupcake shop and buy any, but there is supposedly a lot of cupcake shops now in Paris so I might look for this in the fall!

  2. 2

    Lady gaga Doughnuts!! Hilarious and innovative!

  3. 3

    Huh, I thought donuts might be overkill with wine but I guess not!

  4. 4

    Lady gaga donuts? LOVE it!

  5. 5

    Psycho Donuts are great: innovative, delicious, and not nearly as sweet as they look. Second only to Stan’s glazed. Thanks for the tip!

  6. 6

    Wine and cupcake pairing sounds fun and festive, but wine and donut pairing is just fantastic. I’d love an apricotology fritter with a glass of viognier!

  7. 7

    I have heard a lot about Psycho Donuts. You are adding more and more to my to-do, to-eat list :)

  8. 8

    Wow, the donut’s picture is stunning! I feel this donut is for real in front of me and ready to be bitten.

  9. 9

    Haha that’s a great idea! I wonder whether they will sell well based on the pop star?

  10. 10

    I LOVE the looks of that donut! Wine pairings with cupcakes and donuts (especially Lady Gaga donuts!) sounds like so much fun!

  11. 11

    lady gaga donuts!!! there is always something new out there. but they do look nice

  12. 12

    How fun is that??!!
    Really a cute idea. And I love the sound of La Vie En Brie with the chardonnay.

  13. 13

    What!?!? Psycho Donuts only offered these Lady Gaga donuts last week! Why, with all the publicity on this idea, would a business choose not to offer at least another week? I live in SF, finally made it down to the South Bay today…took a 10 minute detour from my destination just for them. I thought this idea was so worth the cholesterol & calories (probably more than what I burned off at the gym this morning). And I have never paid $3+ for a donut before, but was willing to do so because I was really impressed with the idea. (Yes, it seems some Psycho Donuts can cost that much for just one donut…which begs the question: is it the donut that’s psycho or the people buying them?)
    Disappointed doesn’t even come close to how I feel when I was already mentally prepared to take on the calories and already adjusted the rest of my day’s calorie intake to accomodate for these. ;-(

  14. 14

    I LOVE Psycho Donuts!
    They routinely make me laugh with their creations, most notably their “blue balls” last valentines day (donut holes coated in blue sugar filled with custard), hilarious.

  15. 15

    I’ve been curious about Psycho Donuts! Wine & donuts sounds like an unusual, but fun and delicious pairing…

  16. 16

    That is really a beautiful donut, probably worth every calorie. And it really does look like Lady Gaga, though I wonder how she’d feel about that. LOL.

  17. 17

    Wonder if Lady Gaga knows she’s been immortalized in pastry…?

  18. 18

    very innovative and rather refreshing read. Far from the usual read of pairing food and wine I come across.

  19. 19

    What an incredible combo. Lady Gaga has done it all by age 25. To have a doughnut named after you has to be the height of success, well at least for this food lover.

  20. 20

    I *had* wondered how a Lady Gaga doughnut would work, as most doughnuts don’t wear pants anyway – but this looks great, and so tasty. And their website has so many other fabulous things as well – had to check it out after reading this…

  21. 21

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