Prosecco bubbles up on trendy brunch menus

Dec 20 2017, 12:24 am

Prosecco has never been hotter. In the past few years, Canadian consumption of Italian sparkling wines has grown more than 14 per cent. Part of Prosecco’s success may be its status as the “must have” libation for the trendy weekend brunch party, now a regular event on social calendars across the country.

Since its arrival in Canada in 2014, brunch lovers have been discovering the approachable flavors of La Marca Prosecco. La Marca’s stylish bottle brings affordable luxury to any brunch occasion with a famed provenance that offers a sparkling alternative to Champagne.

Winemaker Fabrizio Gatto crafts La Marca Prosecco from the highest quality Glera grapes that are harvested by wine growers in the region. The result is a sophisticated sparkling wine with a delicate floral palate and bright acidity that adds affordable luxury to any brunch.

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The recent brunch revival on trendy restaurant menus has also inspired at-home chefs to elevate their weekend meal with mouthwatering twists on traditional brunch favourites, served alongside affordable but quality sparkling wine.

With its light body and crisp acidity, La Marca beautifully complements various foods, including seafood, mild cheeses, and tomato-based dishes. Try it with traditional brunch favorites like frittata, waffles and fruit.

Or, adopt the chef-approved technique of wine and food infusions by creating a La Marca reduction and using as an ingredient in a recipe, like Ricotta, Honey & Aged Balsamic Figs, created by Kevin Prendergast, Executive Chef, Hilton Toronto. Its fresh flavours also bring extra sparkle to elegant and trendy brunch cocktails like the La Marca Elderflower Fizz.

Looking for the chance to experience the refreshing versatility of La Marca Prosecco?

Head over to Provence Marinaside each Sunday in July from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for Brunch with Bubbles and enjoy a complimentary glass of La Marca with your Sunday brunch. Visit Provence Marinaside for more details.

La Marca Prosecco is widely available in BC Liquor Stores for under $20.

Image: La Marca Prosecco

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La Marca infused ricotta cheese with herbs, Canadian Prosciutto, wild flower honeycomb, toasted walnuts, and figs glazed in La Marca Prosecco, orange zest

Recipe by: Kevin Prendergast, Executive Chef, Hilton Toronto


  • 500 mL (2 cups) La Marca Prosecco
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) wild flower honey
  • 2-3 fresh or dried figs
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) ricotta cheese
  • 3-4 slices prosciutto
  • 3-4 pieces, toasted walnuts
  • 1 wild flower honey comb
  • Chives, edible flowers, to garnish


La Marca Prosecco Reduction

  • 500mL (2 cups) La Marca Prosecco
  • 15mL (1 tbsp) Wild flower honey
  • Combine both ingredients together in sauce pan over medium heat (275F) and reduce until light golden syrupy consistency about ¼ of a cup remaining and cool to room temperature.

Glazed Figs

  • 2-3 fresh or dried figs, quartered
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) La Marca Prosecco reduction
  • Method: Gently toss the fresh or dried figs into the La Marca Prosecco reduction and set aside to marinate.

 La Marca Prosecco Spiked Ricotta with Fresh Herbs

  • 125mL (½ cup) ricotta cheese
  • 5mL (1 tsp) La Marca Prosecco reduction
  • Handful of chopped chives
  • Method: Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well, season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside in the fridge.

Plate assembly: With a small spatula, spread 50 grams of La Marca infused ricotta. Place 3-4 slices prosciutto, 3-4 pieces toasted walnuts, wild flower honeycomb and edible flower garnish on the La Marca ricotta in an artistic fashion. Serves 2 as a shared plate. Enjoy!

Chef notes: Wild Flower honeycomb, edible flowers as well as seedling are available at most gourmet grocery stores.

La Marca Elderflower Fizz

Enjoy La Marca’s delicate flavours in trendy brunch cocktails like La Marca Elderflower Fizz to help bring some extra sparkle to the weekend brunch party:


  • 1/2 part Elderflower Liqueur
  • Top with La Marca Prosecco

Method: Add Elderflower Liqueur to the bottom of a chilled champagne flute and top with La Marca Prosecco. Garnish with a fresh strawberry. Makes one serving.


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