“When thinking of a great pairing for the Amulet White (a Viognier Marsanne blend), I looked towards where the grapes originated from, the Southern Rhone in France. This is a big and bold white wine that called for a dish with similar flavours. Pissaladière is a dish from the south of France with origins in Liguria. It is a tart-like dish made on pizza dough or a puff pastry topped with sweet, caramelized onions, anchovies, and Niçoise olives placed in a harlequin or diamond pattern on the top.
As I am not a fan of anchovies or olives, I considered this pairing a fun challenge. Being a lactose-intolerant celiac Chef, makes one think outside of the box and modify whilst still being true to the spirit of the dish. Here is my version.” – Eliana Bray, Roche Wines Executive Manager and ZWineNinja Consulting
Eliana Bray aka ZWineNinja