07/02/2024 // Aimie Edwards

A sparkling romance! Rosé pairings for a romantic dinner for two

A sparkling romance! Rosé pairings for your Valentine’s dinner

Our delicious Sparkling Rosé wines are always a popular choice for Valentine’s Day, so we thought we’d help you elevate your plans with some tantalising recipes that will complement and enhance the unique qualities of each award-winning wine from our Sparkling Rosé Duo.

Whether you’re planning a cosy evening for two or a special night with friends, these culinary creations are sure to make your celebrations sparkle!

Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

Pair with Sparkling Rosé 2021

The creamy and tangy qualities of goat’s cheese complement the red berries and rose aromas in the delicious Sparkling Rosé. The sweetness of roasted red peppers adds depth to the pairing, enhancing the fruitier aspects of the wine while the crostini provides a delightful crunch that works well with this lighter and effervescent style of wine.

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Balsamic Glaze

Pair with the Saffron Grange Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

This combination is ‘pretty in pink!’ The richness of the grilled salmon pairs well with the creaminess and acidity of the sparkling coral pink Cuvée Rosé. The natural oils in the salmon enhance the wine’s texture, whilst the smoky notes from the grilled fish complement the wild raspberry and strawberry notes in the wine.

The strawberry balsamic glaze adds a touch of sweetness and acidity, creating a harmonious balance with the sherbet-like acidity of this special rosé. This pairing offers a sophisticated and delightful dining experience, perfect for a special occasion!

Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini Recipe

Pair with Saffron Grange Sparkling Rosé 2021

Ingredients:

  • Baguette or French bread, thinly sliced
  • Goat cheese, softened
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C
  • Place the peppers on a baking tray and roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the skin is charred.
  • Leave to cool, then peel off the skin and slice into thin strips.
  • Meanwhile, arrange the thinly sliced baguette or French bread on a baking sheet.
  • Brush each slice with olive oil on one side.
  • Toast in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Once the crostini slices are toasted, spread a layer of softened goat cheese on the toasted side of each slice.
  • Top each crostini with a few strips of roasted red peppers.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fresh basil leaves for a burst of freshness.
  • Serve, savour and enjoy with a chilled glass of Saffron Grange Sparkling Rosé 2021!

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Balsamic Glaze

Pair with Saffron Grange Pinot Noir Rosé 2020


Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillets
  • Fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a saucepan, combine fresh strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and honey.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer over a medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Allow it to simmer until the strawberries are soft and the mixture has thickened to a glaze consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the salmon for about 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked to your liking.
  • Brush the salmon with the strawberry balsamic glaze during the last few minutes of grilling.
  • Serve the grilled salmon with a side of your choice—perhaps a light salad or roasted vegetables and a delicious glass of Saffron Grange Pinot Noir Rosé 2020!