We always had a light supper on Easter Saturday when I was growing up: it was the end of Lent in my Catholic household, but there was the promise of a big Easter Sunday dinner. It was a time for anticipation rather than celebration, which would come the next day.
I always had a new Easter hat, the weather (in my memory) was invariably warm and sunny, and we had Easter baskets waiting, with candy and hard-boiled coloured eggs.
That’s part of the past for me, but I like to remember the lovely memories with a light Saturday evening supper even now, with something celebratory that my parents never had, in Iowa – wine.
Last night I was eating on my own, with family members all off doing other things (the children’s book “Peace at Last” comes to mind), so I invited Graham Greene to dinner – his “The Third Man” short novel was excellent company.
The perfect wine for my smoked Irish salmon, cottage cheese and peas with a hint of butter and fresh coriander: Sauvignon Blanc from Geneva, Domaine de Beauvent in Bernex, producer Bernard Cruz.
This is a dry, sharp Sauvignon Blanc with a nose of exotic fruits and, for me, a touch of CO2 that’s noticeable in the finish and not unpleasant. The combination of fresh coriander and salmon with this wine was ideal. It’s a real pick-me-upper, good young, so the 2013 is just right at this stage.
CHF14.50 at the winery.