Match of the week | Elderflower fritters and Moscato d'Asti

Match of the week

Elderflower fritters and Moscato d'Asti

I’ve always thought of an elderflower spritzer as the perfect drink to pair with elderflower fritters - until this weekend when I tried them with Moscato d’Asti at the local underground supper club Montpelier Basement.

Makes sense of course. You get the same sweet, fragrant, gently sparkling accompaniment to what is a quintessential summer treat.

Elly of Montpelier Basement says she used this recipe from Silvano Franco on the Good Food Channel website. In the past I’ve used this one from Joyce Molyneux from her time at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth although I suspect the gooseberry sauce would probably overwhelm the wine. (Dan and Elly’s fritters were served with an elderflower posset.)

The wine was a Vigna Senza Nome 2009 from Braida in Piemonte - available, as last week’s wine of the week was - from Sommelier’s Choice but to be honest almost any Moscato d’Asti will do the trick.

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