Did you know wine can change the taste of your food?

Did you know food can change the taste of your wine?

Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.

When you see a pairing of wine with a particular food, it is not there by random. Wines have been studied and carefully selected so that they act as a compliment to your meal. Next time you have wine with your dinner, pay attention to the flavors of your food. Wine paired correctly with a particular food can open yourself, and your guests, to a whole new world of taste!

Pairing Food and Wine

Everyone has different sensitivities when it comes to both taste and smell, so some pairings might be heightened or diminished depending on their palate. For instance, some people find a tart or sour taste pleasing while others prefer sweet and fruity.  It is best to ask your guests what type of flavors they prefer then offer them something that they will find pleasing to their palate.

When pairing, consider intensity of the dish being served. Is it sweet, sour, savory or spicy? Next, select a wine with the same intensity level. For example, serving lightly sautéed scallops in white wine and garlic sauce would not pair well with a heavy red wine. The rule of thumb is to always pair light wine with light fare and heavy wine with heavy, such as beef.

Wine Pairings at Garlíc

The following is a list of several types of wines and what they pair best with at Garlíc Prime Steak & Seafood!

Light White Wines

  • Pino Grigio, pairs well with our Seafood Garlic
  • Sauvignon Blanc, pairs well with our Slow Roasted Chicken
  • Moscato, pairs well with our Wedge Salad

Heavy White Wines

  • Chardonnay, pairs well with our Fresh Salmon
  • Viognier

Light Red Wine

  • Pinot Noir, pairs well with our Beef Wellington
  • Chianti, pairs well with our Fried Mozzarella Pinwheel

Medium Red Wines

  • Tempranillo, pairs well with our Filet Mignon
  • Barbera, pairs well with our Roasted Beet Salad

Heavy Red Wines

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, pairs well with our Ribeye
  • Zinfandel, pairs well with our Garlic Short Rib Sliders

What are your favorite wines? Let us know!