CHAPTER 13: ETON MESS, UK

With such a short summer in the UK, Brits are always desperate to get outside. Garden parties, picnics and trips to the park require easy yet delicious dishes that exemplify the season. What could be more British than strawberries and cream? And if that isn’t enough indulgence, the traditional treat of Eton mess, adds pieces of broken meregnue into the mix. All it requires is whipped cream (perhaps with a dash of vanilla), the ripest slices strawberries, and crumbled-up sugary goodness—you can add other berries if you like. Layer in a small glass, or tumble into a large bowl and it’s ready! What to drink with it?
Whilst Champagne is a traditional choice, many Brits are pairing this with their new favorite bubbles...Prosecco! Whose delicate peach notes and hint of sweetness are the perfect pairing for any picnic that includes Eton Mess. The Borogoluce Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Brut in this video is made from 100% Glera grown in the hills around Valdobbiadene, Susegana and Collalto that have clayey soils with a high content of calcium carbonate. This Prosecco is aged on the less for 4 months to give an extra textural component and soften the acid. It is floral and delicately peachy with a delightful mineral and toast undertone. This pairing is so good you might be asked to share!

After gaining her PhD in Architectural and Urban Theory Rebecca took a detour into the world of food and wine and decided to stay as it’s much more fun. Now she combines her love of wine and education by teaching others, both formally through the WSET qualifications, and informally at wine events. She is also the Educational Development Manager for the Vinitaly International Academy. When not in the office or classroom she can be found sipping Italian wine in her garden, playing with her cats or experimenting in her kitchen. Check her blog: Rosmarino e Vino.