WRITTEN BY Tamberlyn Dobrowski
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Christina Hussey
Want to do something to surprise your guests over the holidays? Treat them to a scrumptious dessert party. It is so fun to go to a Christmas concert or show and then have everyone over to share festive desserts along with champagne or spiked punch. Serve up a few of our delicious recipes or add in your favorites. Your friends will love it and have an excuse to feast on something sweet. What a perfect Christmas gift!
Chocolate Budino is a rich Italian pudding served with three different flavor and topping variations: Hazelnut Praline, Chocolate Crumble and fresh berries. This elegant dessert can be made ahead and is sure to wow your family and friends!
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Raspberry Streusel Bars are a perfect make-ahead dessert and are always a crowd-pleaser.
Gingerbread Bundt Cake
Gingerbread Bundt Cake is a delicious holiday dessert that is sure to wow family and friends!.
Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Frosting is a delicious and elegant dessert for your holiday table.
Zuccotto cake is a real showstopper and so delicious!
Christmas Punch is a festive spiked punch your family and friends are sure to love.
Tasting Notes from Bond Street Wines, Charlotte, NC
CLOTILDE DAVENNE, BRUT EXTRA, CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE NV
Clotilde Davenne is a full-time winemaker for the prestigious Chablis house of Jean-Marc Broucard, but for the last nine years has been producing fantastic Cremant de Bourgogne from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on her 8.5 hectare parcel in Yonne. With her overseeing this wonderful sparkling wine from “bud break to bottle,” Davenne has produced a truly soulful expression of terroir. You will experience a nose of crisp apples and grapefruit with a touch of lime peel and fresh baked bread. The bubbles bounce on your tongue vigorously and give way to wine that is medium-to full-bodied with complex fruit and frothy cream, and a lingering finish of crisp stone fruit and limestone mineral.