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Recipe - Fresh Berries & Cream

Fresh Berries & Cream

Pair with Villa Bellangelo - Bella Fresca, Gibson Vineyard Riesling
Yield: 4 Servings

Here in the Finger Lakes, the City of Geneva is known as the "Lake Trout Capital of the World."  Our 2011 Dry Riesling will serve as a magnificent complement to this locally caught fresh fish.  Enjoy!


  • 3-4 cups assorted fresh berries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar, or to taste
  • 4 (1 lb) pan dressed trout
  • Cream Preparation
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' (icing or powdered) sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


    • Place all the berries (cut the strawberries into pieces if they are too large) in a large bowl and sprinkle with the sugar.  Stir to combine and leave to macerate for about 30 minutes.
    • In bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer or wire whisk) beat the mascarpone, heavy whipping cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract just until soft peaks form.
    • Take four wine and layer the berries with the cream.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, if desired.
    • The parfaits can be made several hours before serving.  Cover and store in the refrigerator.

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