With all of the food items assembled on one plate, except for the dessert, the tasting is conducted by trying each of the foods with each of the wines. If you want to really remember what works with what, write it down as you go. Determine if the combination is better, worse, neutral or in between (1 to 5 for how well it goes).
Take a small bite of each food separately, chew, and then sip a little of one wine before swallowing
Rate pairings as you go, or take notes, perhaps using a scale of 1 to 5 scale (1 = poor, 5 = great)
Repeat process until all tastes have been paired with all wines
Next, try multiple food-item combinations based on your best wine pairings
Remember that there is no such thing as a right answer, and everyone will have different opinions on what works best. That said, I have done this tasting enough times to have a consensus on a general answer to which wine pairs with which food.