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Donuts For Grown-Ups: Glazed Donut Bistro Hosting Sweets And Wine Pairing
Dear god yes. In a move that'd make Gary Vaynerchuk squee, the folks over at the new Glazed Donut Bistro in West Hollywood are going to be hosting donut and wine pairings.
Chef Gena Lora, who was previously a 12-year pastry teacher at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, will be making up her outrageously creative fried balls of dough -- both savory and sweet -- to be matched with wines like sauvignon blanc, sparkling rose, and torrontes.
Having been to a breakfast food and wine pairing seminar at last year's Barbados Food, Wine, And Rum Festival, we can say that though it might seem unlikely, red velvet pancakes do indeed pair well with a brut rose, believe it or not. Same goes for chicken and waffles with moscato. So, why not?
Glazed Donut Bistro stands out not only for it's wild flavor combos, but also because of its creative savory donuts menu, including items such as the Fried Chicken Beignet to the Shrimp Roll (Lora's take on a New England Lobster Roll). Lora even breaks up donuts and makes them into croutons for her Chicken and Gouda Salad.
The first official wine pairing will take place on Thursday, April 10 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. But if you want to do your own DIY version on the cheap, you can head over for some experimental research during happy hour. Glazed Donut Bistro is currently offering two for one mimosas on weekends, and two for one beer specials on Monday and Tuesday. They'll also be doing a donut and beer parking on the 22 with Angel City Brewing.
The flight is $12, and you can buy suggested individualized cake donut pairings for $2 and yeast donuts for $4.There will also be apps on offer, too. The official menu has yet to be finalized, but when they have we'l be sure to update details here. For more info visit their site here.