Ultimate Wine Pairings aboard a Private New York Yacht

Wine and Food Pairings Dinner Cruise

 

Whether you are planning a corporate charter cruise, or an elegant classic private dinner cruise with family and friends, the perfect food and wine pairings are essential. At Eastern Star Yacht Charters, we are pleased to offer a lovely variety of wines—from bold Cabernets to subtly nuanced Pinot Noirs to buttery classic Chardonnays.

We love the Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Series Chardonnay and the Estancia Cabernet. Both wines are full of lively flavor and are the perfect accompaniment for your gathering or event.

Chardonnay

Our Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Series Chardonnay both bright and balanced, is highlighted by sweet luscious fruity flavors and crisp natural acidity. Awarded ‘Best of Class’ in 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, our Chardonnay partners deliciously with triple cream cheeses, scallops in orange champagne sauce, and our glorious raw bar filled with oysters and clams. It also pairs superbly with salmon with roasted tomatoes, our Thai grilled chicken skewers with peanut satay and our award winning grilled shrimp with green chili pesto.

 

Cabernet

King of the red wines, Cabernet is dark and elegant. We love serving Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon because of the bold, dark fruit flavors. You’ll notice notes of dark cherry, currants, and even a mocha chocolate flavor. This full-bodied wine is perfect with cheese plates filled with aged Gouda or Parmesan, gorgonzola tartlets with sweet onion jam and filet of beef on crostini with arugula aioli.

Cabernet is a classic with lamb and steak, but it also pairs wonderfully with duck, pork, rich cheesy polentas, red-sauced pastas and roasted potatoes served with pungent piney herbs like rosemary and thyme.

For more information on Eastern Star Yacht Charters and our available menu and wine options, please check out Eastern Star Menu Offerings. And of course, you can always contact us if you would like to see our Specialty Wine list, or need a few pairing suggestions. Keep checking our events page to learn more about our exciting upcoming events.

Written by Laurie Kutscera

Laurie Kutscera

Laurie Smollett Kutscera is the co-owner and director of sales and events at Eastern Star Cruises.

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