A good pairing allows you to enjoy both the food and drink without your palate getting exhausted.
Perhaps you are taking this time to delve into your collection of wines, spirits and champagne or maybe you are online shopping to find something new to try that you can look forward to enjoying at the end of the day. Below, we have listed a few of our top favourite champagnes here at The Champagne Company with our recommendations of the perfect gastronomic delights that are exceptional pairings for the versatile flavours in each.
We understand that some rare ingredients can be tricky to get hold of (even at the best of times) and some elaborate recipes are not quite worth recreating when you don’t really feel like it. Because of this, we have intentionally provided more general flavours, textures and food groups that pair excellently with champagne in order to show you that you can exchange your glass of wine for a glass of champagne with dinner far more often than you may have imagined.
Veuve Clicquot’s complexity and aromatic intensity makes it an excellent champagne to be paired with a wide selection of dishes. We recommend pairing this world-renowned Brut champagne with salmon dishes that are easy to create whether you like your fillet pan-fried, grilled or poached. Add a splash of colour to your plate with some vegetables such as courgette or aubergine as these match excellently with the creaminess that Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label brings to the palate.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier combines the fruitiness and freshness of youth with the vinosity of a fully matured wine. Pair this with light salad dishes or an simple quiche – warm or cold! White meats such as chicken or pork complement the smooth texture of this wine and prove its outstanding versatility when it comes to food pairings.
Besserat de Bellefon confirms its affinity with gourmet foods by impressing chefs as the ideal Champagne for unique culinary experiences creating a pure celebration of the senses. The delicious, delicate flavours of this rosé champagne can be even further enhanced when enjoyed with fresh summer fruits and red berries such as strawberries and raspberries. If you want to bring out the slightly more spicy, savoury notes of this wine then try tasting it alongside cured meats and soft cheeses, we guarantee this won’t disappoint!
This world-famous rosé is one for those who are prepared to really experiment with their taste buds. Asian, Thai and Indian dishes bring out incredible flavours in Laurent Perrier Rosé as the well-defined, fruity palate really benefits from a bit of spice! Also enjoyable with fish dishes such as prawns or salmon – try marinating with something strong and flavoursome!
DID YOU KNOW?
Brut champagne actually pairs very well with fried food such as chicken or potatoes!
Blanc de Blancs champagne is an excellent match for macaroni cheese!
Rosé champagne is delicious with pizza!
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