Courtesy Shun Li, pastry chef, Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans
Sommelier of The Grill Room at Windsor Court Hotel, Bill Burkhart, recommends a classic pairing of dessert and dessert wine, saying, “The rare and delicious Vilmart et Cie Ratafia de Champagne dessert wine from France mixes hearty Pinot Noir flavors with unctuous sweetness and bracing acidity, which makes it a great match with bananas Foster.”
Published: February 24, 2017
Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine bread, eggs, sugar and milk in bowl. Toss gently and pour mixture into baking dish. Bake until golden brown, approximately 40 minutes. Let rest 30–40 minutes.
For bananas Foster topping, melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and cinnamon, and combine until melted. Add bananas and cook for 15 seconds. Remove pan from heat and add rum. Return pan to heat. Allow sauce to thicken, 1–2 minutes. To serve, pour bananas Foster over bread pudding. Serves 6–8.