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A Cupcake Restaurant for the Wine Enthusiast

Feb 8, 2012
A Cupcake Restaurant for the Wine Enthusiast
Cupcakes and wine just in time for Valentine’s Day

photocredit.nancyrothschild.geromeNestled into the bustling streets of New York’s West Village, Sweet Revenge could be any hopping restaurant or bar in the hood. But it’s not. This place is as unique as its specialty: pairing its phenomenal cupcakes with wine. And, perhaps unexpectedly, it is spot on.

So as Valentine’s Day approaches, we’re sharing the pairings Sweet Revenge offers in the hope you can take your sweetheart to the restaurant for a fun tasting, or create the same magic at home with the one you love.

Cupcake: Sweet Revenge
Peanut Butter Cake, Ganache Center with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting Wine Pairing: Juan Benegas Malbec 2009 (Mendoza, Argentina) $13 The medium-bodied wine is the jelly to this cupcake’s peanut butter.

Cupcake: Pure
Mexican Vanilla Cake with Mexican Vanilla Buttercream Wine Pairing: Principato Pinot Noir 2010 (Lombardy, Italy) $9 The nutty, creamy flavors of the cupcake are complimented by the dry, yet fruity character of this wine.

Cupcake: Dirty
Valrhona Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Truffle Wine Pairing: Fairview Pinotage 2010 (Paarl, South Africa) $14 Spicy and smoky meet rich and dark chocolate.

Cupcake: Crimson and Cream
Raspberry Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Wine Pairing: A Raspberry Bellini made with Italian Prosecco Raspberry-on-raspberry is for the person with the sweet tooth who enjoys one smooth taste.

Sweet Revenge also offers beer pairings for each cupcake. The restaurant makes specialty cupcakes daily, in addition to these four standard offerings, and will have Valentine’s Day themed pairings as the holiday of love approaches.

Which cupcake and wine pairing most entices you and why? Share with us below.

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