A sweet meeting it is.  Clinton Vineyards has asked Derek Corsino of Corsino Cakes to pair desserts with their wines for the upcoming Festival of Wine & Desserts, September 24 at Clinton Vineyards.

DJ as he’s known by is an up an coming pastry chef.  Having appeared on the Food Network Challenge in August and will appear again in November.  He also provided cakes and pastries for the final kitchen set for Extreme Makeover Home Edition this past August.

So what is DJ baking for this pairing event?  Some wonderful and delectable desserts to go with some fabulous wines.

Lemon Raspberry mousse on a Scottish shortbread paired with a Kir Royale

Vanilla Peach Tartlette paired with Peach Gala

Hudson Valley Apple Tartlette with a little bit of Romance

Crustless Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with a touch of dark chocolate ganache and reduced Desire sauce paired with Desire

Are you drooling yet?  The Festival of Wine & Desserts is Saturday, September 24 from 3pm – 6pm.  Tickets are $35.  To purchase tickets visit http://wineanddesserts.eventbrite.com