Wine and cheese pairings don’t go away just because you’re vegan and on Sunday, May 12, Vegans, Baby and Vegan Wines are proving it with a special wine pairing dinner featuring exclusive vegan wines which aren’t available anywhere else in the US, paired with the popular vegan cheese brand, VioLife, and three other courses at VegeNation Henderson.
The wine pairings come courtesy of sommelier Sunny Gandara of Vegan Wines, the counrty’s only all-vegan wine distributor introducing never-before-available wines to the States. (Bonus: grab yourself this special offer for Vegans, Baby readers and enjoy vegan wine in your home!)
“We want to showcase the amazing variety of vegan wine we are bringing in, as well as how beautifully these wines pair with vegan cheese and the rest of the courses,” says Vegan Wines founder Frances Gonzalez (who also founded Puerto Rico’s VegFest). “This dinner is the first-of-its-kind in Las Vegas and makes the perfect gift for mom … or anyone else!”
Wine and Cheese:
Selection of three VioLife cheeses
Wine to accompany
Leafy greens, tahini dressing
Paired with: Anthony Road Rosé of Cabernet Franc 2017 (Finger Lakes, New York)
Homemade Penne Pasta
Kale pesto, Kalamata olives, Heirloom tomatoes
Paired with: Chateau Beausejour “La Petite Robe Poivree” 2011 (Bordeaux, France)
Italian Rice Pudding
Amaretto cherry sauce, candied almonds
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.