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Wine & Cheese Pairings for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day in 2024!

Love is in the air, and the aroma of romance should be too! This Valentine’s Day, let Witrina provide you with the recipe for love, with a touch of Croatia, where passion meets flavour in every sip and bite. Whether you’re a classic romantic or crave a touch of luxury, their curated Valentine’s Day packs offer the perfect foundation for an unforgettable evening. But to truly impress your taste buds, we’ve created two delicious recipes that perfectly complement each pack’s offerings.

For the Classic Romantics:

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Pan-Seared Steak with Creamy Herb Sauce & Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes:

This robust dish complements the bold notes of the Radovan Cabernet Sauvignon while highlighting the creamy richness of the Sirana cheese.

Ingredients:

2 ribeye steaks (or your preferred cut)

Salt & pepper

Olive oil

1 shallot, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup red wine

1/4 cup beef broth

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, parsley)

Baby potatoes

Rosemary sprigs

Garlic cloves

Instructions:

Season steaks generously with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Sear steaks to desired doneness. Set aside to rest.

In the same pan, add shallot and garlic. Cook until softened. Deglaze with red wine, scraping up any browned bits.

Stir in broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and reduce until slightly thickened. Stir in herbs.

Toss baby potatoes with olive oil, rosemary, and garlic cloves. Roast in a preheated oven at 400°F / 205°C until tender and golden brown.

Slice steak and return to pan to coat in sauce. Serve with roasted potatoes and a drizzle of extra sauce.

Sweet Memories Indulgence:

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Creamy Teran Shrimp Scampi with Lemon & Herb Linguine:

This light and flavorful dish beautifully complements the citrusy notes of the Aura Teranino and brings out the richness of the Sirana cheese and olive oil.

Ingredients:

1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Salt & pepper

Olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 lemon, zested and juiced

1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (parsley, dill)

Linguine pasta

Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions:

Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté shrimp until pink and cooked through. Set aside.

In the same pan, add garlic and cook until fragrant. Deglaze with white wine, scraping up any browned bits.

Stir in broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and reduce until slightly thickened. Add lemon zest and juice, and herbs.

Cook linguine according to package instructions. Add cooked pasta to the sauce and toss to coat.

Fold in shrimp and heat through. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese (optional).

Beyond the Recipes:

Remember, these are just a starting point! Feel free to adjust spice levels and ingredients to your preference. The key is to explore and discover pairings that resonate with your love story. And speaking of stories, Witrina has two special packs to ignite your culinary romance:

The Valentine’s Day Wine and Cheese Special Pack:

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For the classic romantics, this pack features the timeless Radovan Cabernet Sauvignon and the rich, complex Sirana I Pak Prominski Sir. It’s an affordable way to set the mood for an intimate evening.

The Valentine’s Day Sweet Memories Special Pack:

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Celebrate love with this luxurious pack. Savour the delicate Aura Teranino, infused with citrus and white flowers, alongside the creamy Sirana cheese. Enjoy a bottle of Olive Oil Rheos Leccino for an extra touch of elegance.

Valentines Day Romantic Evening Special Pack:

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Enjoy a special evening with your significant other with this romantic pack, let the warmth of Benvenuti Caldierosso envelop you like a lovers embrace, alongside with the flavour rich Zigante Cheese with Truffles, and sweet Trdenic Strawberry Wine to finish the night. 

Valentines Day Luxury Night Special Pack:

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Whisk your love away on a luxurious escape with Witrina’s Valentine’s Night Pack! Savour Meneghetti Moni Emvasis sparkling wine’s playful bubbles, indulge in the decadent truffle aroma of Tartufata Karlić, and share a generous wheel of Istrian cheese. It’s an unforgettable night of indulgence, all in one exquisite package.

Visit Witrina’s website today!

With Witrina, love meets Croatian flavours. Make this Valentine’s Day truly special.

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