Sunday, October 16, 2011

Apple Dumpling & Heaven

Nice dessert the other day courtesy of the local farmers' market.  One of the best local restaurants (Rue Dumaine) makes frequent appearances at the market and they were there this past Thursday with a variety of items, including the apple dumpling pictured above.  We added the whipped cream which had a few drops of Calvados in it, a dusting of Ceylon cinnamon and the mint leaf.  The sugar was restrained a little so the dumpling wasn't overly sweet.

Wine?  Of course there was wine, a 2005 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese.  Just about a perfect match.  Great acidity, clean, pure flavors of apple and peach, wonderful sweetness and a great finish that was both dry and tart.  Extremely focused wine.   Heaven.

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