Champagne and food pairings

In the UK Champagne is often drunk on its own but for many this celebratory drink takes on an exciting fresh dimension when paired with food.

One London restaurant is taking this theory to the limit by serving Champagne with hot dogs in a new London restaurant. You can also have a bath in it, in another venue.

It seems a versatile drink, so the drinks business has compiled a list of food that sits well with Champagne, with some of them being a little unexpected.

When pairing Champagne and food the acidity of the wine is key. There are some classic pairings – caviar, oysters – but there are some more unexpected foods that are also an ideal match.

4 Responses to “Champagne and food pairings”

  1. Christophe Richelet says:

    Hello,
    I just wanted to point out that the ‘fancy’ word to describe how your mouth perceives food and liquids is palate, not palette. I say fancy because, strictly speaking, it is the roof of your mouth and, as I’m sure you know, most of our taste buds are located on the tongue.
    Cheerio.

  2. Ana Melo says:

    As the roof of the mouth was once considered the seat of the sense of taste, palate can also refer to this sense itself, as in the phrase “a discriminating palate”. By further extension, the flavor of a food (particularly beer or wine) may be called its palate, as when a wine is said to have an oaky palate.

  3. Tim Naylor says:

    Pork pies. Sounds daft, but they work fantastically well with a dry, biscuity Champagne.

  4. SeriousBok says:

    Fancy schmancy. A few of these pairings are fine. A great bottle of champagne or $200 bottle of wine goes fine with whatever tastes good to you. Blah the rules.

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