There are times, when you come across a cuisine, which either introduces you for the first time, to the much aclaimed thrill of a good ‘food – wine’ pairing or reinforces your belief in the same..
Here’s one such one. The Italian dish in the frame is named ‘Tomino’ and is ‘Greek cheese & sauteed mushrooms over toasted bread in white truffle oil’ paired with a Prosecco (a sparkling wine from Italy – sometimes casually (albeit incorrectly) also termed as an ‘Italian Champagne’ by laymen.
The light and delicate Bubbly (another way of naming a Sparkling Wine) with its refreshing Acidity (marked by a watery rush on sides of the mouth after a sipping) balances the greasy mushrooms & cheese and in the process accentuates the flavours of the dish multi folds.
Try this combination for a fine gastronomic revelation.
4 thoughts on “When ‘Food’ pairs well with ‘Wine’”
I’m intrigued – yes lots of food is complimented by wine. In fact some meals are positively improved by wine. But – here in the UK – most people, when eating Indian food tend to drink beer or lager – it seems to compliment it better to our taste. Do you have a wine suggestion to really compliment a good Indian meal in the same way that, say, wine transforms a great pizza? If you do I’ll try it and let you know …..
True. Indian food generally have a lot of spices which naturally pair well with wines. The secret of pairing however, lies in a judicious use of assorted spices and style of cooking. Some Chefs manage that very well. I can suggest ‘RASA Shiraz by Sula Winery, ‘Fratelli Sette (Sangiovese) and ‘Arros by York Winery paired with Mutton Kebabs or Slow Cooked Lamb Chops. Apologies for delayed response. Cheers.
Correction in 1st line “- ….which naturally Do Not pair well with wines..”
Thanks, I’ll give these pairings a go !