Champagne is a high-end drink that people are used to associating with prestigious food. Foie gras and caviar are this sparkling wine’s best friends. Very often, champagne accompanies gourmet dishes concocted by starred chefs. However, champagne is much easier to pair with food than wine. Let yourself be surprised by these 10 original champagne food pairings!
Mac & Cheese
First of all, choose a great champagne to make the best of this food pairing. Who would have thought that champagne goes very well with a dish as simple as macaroni and cheese? It is however important to choose high quality ingredients like smoked gouda.
Few people know that fried food and champagne go together very well. To accompany fried mushrooms, we recommend drinking a Blanc de Noirs. It is a sparkling wine made of dark grape varieties such as Pinot Noir.
Fresh Spring Rolls with Spicy Sweet Chili Sauce
Take some well spiced spring rolls and a very sweet champagne. Bet on freshly wrapped spring rolls for a good tasting. You will have an extraordinary food pairing champagne that will delight your taste buds.
Vegetarian Red Bean Chili
Here is another champagne food pairing which stands out. If you are a vegetarian or fancy something light, whip up some simple vegetarian red bean chili and pair it with a nice vintage champagne. The bubbles directly enhance the very classic and spicy taste of red bean chili.
Corn Dogs with Dijon Mustard
As we have already specified above, champagne goes well with fried food. Dijon mustard of your corn dogs and champagne combine perfectly thanks to their acidity. This food pairing champagne offers a beautiful harmony on the palate.
What could be more original than the combination of fast food and champagne? Eat delicious fish tacos and surprise your taste buds with an Extra Brut or a Brut Nature. Choose a must try champagne, click here to read more about this.
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
In a more casual register, we advise you to associate champagne with a grilled chicken sandwich. Choose your barbecue sauce wisely and avoid it being too spicy. Opt for a champagne with character for a successful taste discovery.
Candied Pecan and Rocket Salad
You should try pairing champagne with salads! Add some parmesan to your candied pecan and rocket salad. Then, enhance the savor with a fine sparkling wine.
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage
Rich and delicate at the same time, this Italian dish goes perfectly with a light champagne. Why not Prosecco which also comes from Italy?
Pugliese with Olive Oil and Dukkha
This is a very simple dish that you can pair with extra dry champagne.