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Your 3 Favorite Foods To Pair With Champagne...

Postby Jeff B » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:43 am

Since it's New Years, I couldn't resist asking a champagne question that is food related.

What three foods/snacks do you find yourself pairing with champagne most often?

I ask this because the possibilities could be endless.

The three foods I tend to eat the most with the king of wines includes:

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Peanuts
Popcorn

I actually don't eat full course meals with champagne all that often. Usually preferring a cheese based sandwich or a salty snack of some type.


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Re: Your 3 Favorite Foods To Pair With Champagne...

Postby Matilda L » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:40 am

Smoked salmon
Roast chicken
Wensleydale cheese

Wensleydale cheese can't really be termed 'most often' because it is horribly hard to get hold of, but the two flavours go well together.
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Re: Your 3 Favorite Foods To Pair With Champagne...

Postby Salil » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:05 am

Caviar (SO good with Salon)
Pan roasted quail with any fairly delicate sauce, for a younger Blanc de Blancs
Duck rillettes over baguette with a Blanc de Noirs
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Re: Your 3 Favorite Foods To Pair With Champagne...

Postby Peter May » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:54 pm

Over this Christmas period I've found a new match - miniature Melton Mowbray pork pies - they go just great with Champagne!

We usually have Champagne as an aperitif before Sunday dinner, moving onto red with the food.

But fish and chips and Champagne makes a perfect match.

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This is Rich Man's Fish and Chips at the ***** Marine Hotel on the cliff at Hermanus, South Africa. It's a tradition for us to go there at least once when in the Cape, and have a bottle (not of Champagne of course, that'd be silly) but of Villiera Tradition Brut Methode Cap Classique - glass just in shot top right - which has the added bonus for me of some Pinotage in the cepage.

I love Champagne and sparkling wine and enjoyed a bottle of Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut with a hamburger in the Intercontinental, Monterey on outr last full day in California in November.

Whatever it is, fizz makes it better :)
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Re: Your 3 Favorite Foods To Pair With Champagne...

Postby Jon Peterson » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:29 pm

For me:
Smoked salmon, (really salmon of almost any type.)
Gougeres
Everything else, I mean, is there something that really does not go with Champagne?
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