The Perfect Savoury Accompaniments
As a general rule, you can treat champagnes in a similar way as you would do crisp, dry white wines like Pinot Grigio. In other words, rose champagne and white wine are extremely versatile and can be paired with lots of different food combinations. This means you should feel confident serving pink fizz with anything from light summer salads to hearty pasta and rice dishes to succulent, sweet seafood and shellfish plates.
For example, you’re bound to wow your guests if you offer them a glass of rose champagne with a traditional seafood dish, such as marinated red mullet, tuna tartare or grilled mackerel. Because of its lightness and slight acidity, the beverage also makes a fabulous accompaniment to dishes that feature rich creamy cheeses, such as goats cheese salad.
With rose champagne, you can also afford to be a little bolder in your choice of flavours when you cook. Rose fizz more than holds its own against a variety of spicy and aromatic dishes, with the Singaporean classic of chilli crab in a flavoursome tomato sauce being a great example of this. This tasty creation is ideal with a glass of the good stuff.
Don’t feel restricted to savoury concoctions, because rose champagne can work equally well with a range of sweet treats. For a simple but summery combination, pair the wine with fruit cocktails featuring the likes of raspberries, strawberries and cherries.
Alternatively, for something more indulgent, match them with a fruit panna cotta and shortbread, which pick up the berry flavour in the fizz and make for a sumptuous all-round dessert.
If you've not yet experienced the magic of rose champagne with foods like these, now’s the time to start experimenting. You might be surprised by how versatile this tempting tipple is, and it can open up a whole new world of culinary combinations.