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.