When it's time for sweetness...

Somehow, great meals are often remembered due to a wonderful dessert. A memorable dessert can be a heavenly, luxurious and transcendent end to a great meal. From deep rich chocolate to tangy citrus and flavors of honey, the combinations and possibilities are endless. Gone are the days when a simple chocolate cake was the ending for every special meal (not that there’s anything wrong with chocolate cake!) – today we have new trends including balancing flavors of sweet with sour, sweet with savory and sweet with salty. Here, our FFWS Executive Chefs have offered up some sweet treats that will be sure to delight you and your friends – and of course, we’ve got the wines to bring out the best in each dish.

Chocolate Decadence Torte

Be well prepared! These elegant tortes can be reheated just prior to serving, making a decadent chocolate dessert in seconds.

Famous Wharekauhau Shortbread

Recipe Courtesy of: Wharekauhau Lodge, New Zealand

New Zealand’s luxury lodge Wharekauhau, owned by Bill Foley, shares a beloved cookie that dates to 1844. Back then, Mrs. Egglington baked these to thank the shepherds after a hard day’s farming. They became locally famous and are now offered to all guests. The recipe has been requested by rockstars and royalty!

Lemon Panna Cotta with Almond Crisps and Raspberry Gran Marnier Coulis

Delicate and delicious, this Lemon Panna Cotta is enhanced by a raspberry coulis and crispy almond cookies.

Meyer Lemon Meringue With Almond Cookies And Berries

While all the ingredients are very good separately, they are superb when brought together. Almond cookies complement the sweet and tangy Meyer lemon flavor.

Roasted Apple Crème Brûlée

Crème brulée can be enjoyed anytime. Sweet, warm apple makes this version a standout.