Quite often we are at a loss as to what to bring to a New Year’s Eve Party. And too, we are often asked to bring some champagne or other sparkling wine. Here are some suggestions: (1) Crispy Udon Noodles with Nori Salt paired with a NV Jacques Lassaigne Les Vignes de Montgeux Blanc de Blancs, (2) Hush Puppies with Remoulade served with a NV Alfred Gratien Blanc de Blancs Brut or (3) Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Caviar and Dill Cream served with a well-structured, Pinot Noir-dominated Champagne: Lamiable Grand Cru Brut.

All of these recipes, photos and champagne suggestions, and more, can be found at Food and Wine Champagne Parings. Have fun with these treats, drink responsibly and be safe.

Have A
Happy New Year Party
and a
Great 2011!