This past Saturday Bauer was lucky enough to host Hilary Koloski from Cow & Crumb again for a tasting of her Valentine’s Day themed cookies and some of Bauer’s best dessert wines!
The savory snacks offered up to Bauer’s faithful were delicious. Hilary’s three Valentine’s themed cookies: Sexual Chocolate (dark chocolate and dried cherries), My Honey is Nuts (honey & cream glaze, chock full of home made honey roasted peanuts baked into a honey cookie dough) , and Roses for your Date (Oats are ground with flour to give this date-filled cookie a delicious nutty undertone and chewy texture, rolled in sugar sifted with edible rose petals) were moist and mouthwatering good. Hilary also brought with her a Cow & Crumb staple, C&C L’Orange (Cranberry, coconut, orange zest and white chocolate) which is a crowd favorite.
For Bauer’s half of this decadent tasting, we supplied the dessert wines to pair with Hilary’s cookies. We started you off with the Hugel Cuvee Les Amour Pinot Blanc that picked up the orange zest and white chocolate in the C&C L’Orange. Then we offered our La Spinetta Moscato D’Asti that seemed like it was made just for the My Honey is Nuts. The honey and floral characteristics of the Moscato picked up the honey and roasted nuts in the cookie so perfectly. With Hilary’s Roses for my Date, we paired up the Marenco Brachetto. The nose of fresh strawberries and rose petals picked up the rose in the cookie. Who knew that roses in a cookie could be so delicious?!? Last, but not least, Hilary’s Sexual Chocolate was offered with a taste of the Domaine La Fage Ambre. The rich, port like nose and flavors of La Fage’s 100% Grenache dessert wine was perfect with the rich dark chocolate. So much so, that tasters and Bauer staff alike kept going back for more!
Cow & Crumb is an online store (for now) that ships all over the country and offers an array of different choices. Check them out at www.cowandcrumb.com for a full list of Hilary’s treats! Great to give as gifts to both your loved ones and as a gift to yourself! If you haven’t had the chance to try the Gran-ooh-la-la than you need to do yourself a favor and order some. Bar none, it is THE best granola I have ever tasted. Howie and I have obsessed about it since we tried it back in December!