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Tchin Tchin - Special Holiday Edition
Magazines | Food & Gourmet 2011-11-21 13:55:49
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    SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO DELIGHT YOUR GUESTS

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    Goat cheese, fi g and walnut bundles Recipe on page 24

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    PRE-DINNER 3 Greet your guests WITH A LITTLE BUBBLY To kick off the festivities and get your guests in the holiday spirit, champagne is always a safe bet. Before dinner, opt for a champagne or light sparkling wine. At dinner, with a poultry dish, or come midnight, pop open a champagne that's a little on the rich side. AS A SERVE OR AT WITH A VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN BRUT Champagne AOC France, 750 ml SAQ code: 00563338 $69.00 Aromas of toasted bread, brioche, honey and pear. Fine, persistent bubbles. PERLE D'AURORE Crémant de Bourgogne AOC France, sparkling rosé wine, 750 ml SAQ code: 11232149 $21.95 Nose evocative of apple and strawberry. Fine bubbles and pleasantly refreshing. Cucumber rolls with cream cheese. Recipe on page 24.

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    4 PRE-DINNER The ideal punch FOR BIG GATHERINGS Holiday punch is the way to go if you're looking to make the most of your pre-dinner time with guests. Simply take out your home-bar staples, like vodka and rum, and concoct an unforgettable punch. A quick and tasty way to save time when there's a full house. Cheers... TO CUBAN FLAIR WITH A DELICIOUS CUBA LIBRE. To get the recipe for Cuba Libre and hundreds of cocktail ideas, visit SMIRNOFF TRIPLE DISTILLED Vodka 1.14 L SAQ code: 00000190 $33.75 Pure, clean, delicate and clear. CAPTAIN MORGAN ORIGINAL SPICED Spiced rum 1.14 L SAQ code: 11584478 $37.75 Expressive nose reminiscent of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mellow with a nice fi nish. BACARDI SUPERIOR White rum 1.14 L SAQ code: 11649147 $31.75 Sugar cane accents. Light and refreshing.

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    Christmas punch fl avoured with cinnamon. Recipe on page 24.

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    Cold salmon and lemon jelly Recipe on page 25

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    THE ENTRÉE 7 White wine, FROM START TO FINISH Although ideal before dinner, white wine is a perfect accompaniment to a festive holiday meal. Before dinner, a delicate white wine with a pleasant acidity will whet your guests' appetites, while a medium-bodied white wine will pair beautifully with poultry and fish dishes. Did you know that... Wines from Chablis are known around the world for their exceptional qualities. These white wines made purely from Chardonnay are Burgundy's claim to fame. The Ménage à Trois, a fruity and sweet wine from California, was given its moniker as a nod to the three vintages it is made from: Chardonnay, Muscat and Chenin Blanc. An original name for a wine with personality! MÉNAGE À TROIS California United States, white wine, 750 ml SAQ code: 10709988 $19.75 Exuberant nose of white fl owers, candied lemon and tropical fruit. Semi−dry with little acidity. ALBERT BICHOT Chablis AOC France, white wine, 750 ml SAQ code: 00017897 $21.95 Notes of apple, pear and chalk. Pleasant acidity and persistent fi nish.

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    8 THE MAIN COURSE 4 WAYS 1. Stuffed quail, PERFECT FOR AN INTIMATE MEAL Discover our recipe for stuffed quail as well as three other scrumptious dishes in the pages that follow. Get inspired by our festive meal ideas and wine suggestions, a welcome addition to any holiday gathering. TAG YOUR STUFFING Whether you're cooking a traditional turkey or a feast of guinea fowl and quail, it all comes down to the stuffing! This aromatic preparation enhances the flavours of your poultry dishes. Once at the table, choose a red wine that will match the intensity of the ingredients you used. RAISINS AND PINE NUTS PORK AND SUN−DRIED TOMATOES WILD MUSHROOMS AND PROSCIUTTO Did you know that... For over 150 years, the people of Quebec have welcomed Georges Dubœuf into their homes at holiday time. This classic wine is a perfect accompaniment to traditional Quebec recipes. GEORGES DUBŒUF Brouilly AOC France, red wine, 750 ml SAQ code: 00070540 $18.95 Nose evocative of peony and red berries. Silky tannins and pleasantly fresh.

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    Quails stuffed with raisins and pine nuts Recipe on page 25

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    2. Leg of lamb, FOR SHARING WITH FRIENDS Accompany your festive meals with wines from Spain and Italy, two countries known for their wine-growing culture. Their authentic, unique and distinct vintages will surely charm your dinner guests. CELESTE CRIANZA Ribera del Duero DO Spain, red wine, 750 ml SAQ code: 10461679 $20.95 Notes of dark fruit, wood, mild spices and smoke. Coated tannins and a pleasant freshness. MASI CAMPOFIORIN Veronese IGT Italy, red wine, 750 ml SAQ code: 00155051 $19.95 Aromas of candied cherry, chocolate, spices and wood. Ample with well−rounded tannins. Did you know that... The MASI vineyards have quite an inspiring family history. The Boscaini clan has been at the helm of this success story for six generations now. Keep the tradition alive and delight your guests by uncorking a bottle of this MASI Campofiorin at your next family gathering.

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