Viavace Estate Winery 2021 Unoaked Chardonnay VQA with Pizza Latkes.

Latke here! 👀 🎄

Took this pre holiday pairing for a spin. Vivace Unoaked Chardonnay and these potatoes pancakes were delicious! Mix it up and dress them anyway you like!

You will want to add this one to your wine list! VQA and available @LCBO! We suggest a visit to the winery!

Viavace Estate Winery 2021 Unoaked Chardonnay VQA LENS

Bottle Size:750 mL bottle Alcohol/Vol:13% Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness

Extra Dry This unoaked Chardonnay has aromas and flavours of ripe green apple, pear and citrus leading to a crisp, clean finish. Enjoy this light, citrusy white with oysters, grilled seafood or pasta in cream sauce.

Pizza Latkes

Print Recipe
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian, polish
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


For the Latkes:

For the Toppings:


  • Make the latkes: Using the shredding attachment on a food processor (or mandoline), shred the potatoes, onions and garlic.
  • Line a colander with 2 layers of cheesecloth and set it over a bowl or in the sink. Add the shredded vegetables to the cheesecloth and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Let drain 30 to 45 minutes. Gather up the edges of the cheesecloth and use your hands to squeeze out any excess moisture.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, lemon juice, a few grinds of pepper and the panko. Mix in the potato mixture; stir in more panko, 1 tablespoon at a time, if the mixture seems too wet. Stir in the scallions.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 1/4 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmering (it’s ready when a strand of potato added to the oil immediately starts to sizzle). Using an ice cream scoop, add blobs of the mixture to the hot oil, spacing them out so as not to crowd the pan. Press down lightly with a spatula to make 1/2-inch-thick patties. Fry until golden brown, a few minutes per side.
  • Transfer the latkes to a rack or paper towel–lined baking sheet; sprinkle with kosher salt or flaky salt. Repeat with the remaining mixture, adding more oil to the pan as needed.
  • For the pizza latkes: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange the latkes on the baking sheets, then top each one with about 2 teaspoons marinara sauce and 1 slice cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. Top with the grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes and basil.