When C and I are out on date nights, at dinner with friends or just heading out to the bar, I always clam up when it’s time to order a drink. I’m not a beer connoisseur by any means, but the last time I tried a Stella Artois, I was pleasantly surprised. That was a few years ago, so I was excited to try their new Cidre once it hit shelves. The verdict? It was love at first taste!
It’s made from fresh, hand-picked red apples with accents of peach, apricot, and orange. The taste is light, crisp, and refreshing and pairs very well with many appetizers, salads, and entrees. It’s a perfect alternative to any white wine, and it sounds like I’ve finally found the answer to my drink-ordering ordeal!
It’s also pretty amazing with this Smoked Maple-Cider Pork Tenderloin I’ve featured below. Smoked for about two hours, it’s a wonderful main course for Fall that’s sweet, rich and incredibly tender. I served it alongside a helping of scratch mashed potatoes and green beans, which we enjoyed with both sets of our parents. I had my yummy Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle burning, the conversation flowed beautifully and everyone left with full tummies & warm hearts. And the Stella Artois Cidre? It definitely highlighted the night.
“It’s Cidre, not cider.”
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