I have 10 people coming over tomorrow for 'port night'. We are going to sample some different ports. I am told tawny port goes best with chocolate and nuts and vintage port goes best with blue cheeses so we are going to test the theory. We have 4 ports to try and two full bodies wines that are said to go well with either. Here is what I plan to serve:
almonds and pistachios
pear and stilton crostini (stilton mixed with brandy and walnuts heaped on a slice of baguette with a slice of pear and placed under the broiler for a minute)
2 other blue cheeses from the cheese shop yet to be selected
home made baguettes
dark chocolate truffles
flourless chocolate cake
decaf and regular coffee
I usually make too much food so I am trying to keep this simple. Mostly we are going to sit around and drink but I want to make sure I have foods to compliment the wines. What do you think? Should I add another cheese appy? a second cake?
Everyone coming likes port and blue cheese. I have one person who can not have any cheese but she is happy with cake and chocolate...wondering what I can come up for her that is savory maybe? but simple. Maybe just some procuitto and melon? Also one diabetic but I have a recipe for truffles made with Splenda that I'm going to try.