Best Served Cold: Delicacies From Ice Wine to Snow Beef
Frost, snow and ice is lending a sweeter, crisper taste to wine, sirloin and soy sauce all over the world.
Vidal Blanc and Muscat Ottonel Ice Wine
Casa Larga Vineyards and Winery
Finger Lakes, New York
The Finger Lakes region has become a purveyor of ice wine, made from grapes left to freeze on the vine, and are ideal for pairing with dessert.
Snow Beef Japanese Wagyu
New York City
This hot spot offers “snow beef” by the ounce, cooked tableside on a hot Japanese stone. The Wagyu is stored in freezing temperatures that give the fat a lower melting point, sweet flavor and snowflake-like delicateness.
Snow-Aged Soy Sauce
Miami, New York, Boston
Aged for over a month in a room naturally refrigerated and humidified by snow in Tōkamachi, Japan, this smooth, umami-rich soy sauce is more mellow and balanced than the tangy mass-produced brands.