It is Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. My wife and I are hosting a dinner party tonight and would appreciate any pairing recommendations.
The menu is:
1st Course: Cheeses, picholine olives, bread. (I realize this is in reverse order, but....this will allow our guests to graze while we complete dinner). The cheeses we are serving are: Bleu de Basque; Saint Nectaire (soft); and Pepato Siciliano (a hard sheep milk's cheese).
2nd Course (Entree and side dishes served together):
Duck legs in green olive sauce with cracklings and papperdelle
Carrots braised in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar
Collard greens fried in garlic and olive oil
Dessert Course: Homemade apple pie served with vanilla bean ice cream.
I realize this is last minute, but any last-minute suggestions would be appreciated.