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Food and Wine Match - Block Eight Sauvignon Blanc and Bacon and Quail Egg Pie

Food and Wine Match - Block Eight Sauvignon Blanc and Bacon and Quail Egg Pie

The ideal weekend lunch! This is based on the Edmonds Cookery book recipe which we have altered slightly. We replace onion with caramelised onion and use peas. We don't use chutney and the main ingredient is 30 quail eggs! Not 6 hens eggs.

 2 sheets pre-rolled flaky pastry

caramelized onion

1 cup of chopped bacon

½ cup of peas

30 quail eggs / 6 eggs

salt & pepper

milk 

Use 1 sheet of pastry to line a greased 20cm square shallow cake tin. Sprinkle onion, bacon and peas over pastry. Break eggs evenly over, pricking the yolks so they run slightly....


Food and Wine Match - Block Eight Pinot Gris with Pork Rillettes

Food and Wine Match - Block Eight Pinot Gris with Pork Rillettes

This recipe is from Keith Floyd's "Floyd on France". It is quite delicious to have on hand for snacks and entertaining. Our perfect wine match with rillettes is the Bellbird Spring Block Eight Pinot Gris.

"This is a very simple dish. Really it is a meat spread and is absolutely terrific spread over pieces of hot toast. You will find it on menus, particularly in the Loire valley and throughout France generally. It can be made from goose, duck or rabbit."

1 kg shoulder of pork, diced

750g fresh pork fat, diced

75g salt

15g pepper

Put the meat and fat...


Food and Wine Match - River Terrace Pinot Noir with Duck with pomegranate and mint.

Food and Wine Match - River Terrace Pinot Noir with Duck with pomegranate and mint.

Duck and Pinot! Inspired by Nigella Lawson this is a heavenly pairing with our River Terrace Pinot Noir 2015.

Food and Wine match - Rosé with Blackened Salmon and Citrus Salad

Food and Wine match - Rosé with Blackened Salmon and Citrus Salad

Have you tried our Pinot Noir Rosé with blackened salmon? It's quick, easy, fresh and ever so summery.

Bellbird Spring Pinot Noir Rosè 2017

Bellbird Spring Pinot Noir Rosè 2017

It seems summer is here and our Pinot Noir Rosè 2017 is too! A crisp and refreshing wine with notes of berry on the nose and a cranberry-like character. Full in the palate with good persistence. We think it will complement just about any warm weather occasion. Available through the website store.

$27 per bottle. Free freight within NZ.