Dish!Blog logo

Perfect Pairing Trends

Steve Tiezzi
Steve Tiezzi | April 4, 2014


As a chef, it’s fun tasting the perfect pairing of ingredients in a recipe. It’s even more fun, however, following it up with a sip of the perfect drink to complement it. Above all, though, the most fun a chef can have is watching others taste and enjoy these pairings.

Pairing with Sauce: Culinary_Recipes-BBQmeatballculinary_meatballsand

Perfect Wine Pairing Tips

When we want to pair a wine (or even a beer) with a dish,

we often look at long-established rules or guidelines of what’s a
proper compliment. A new-age rule, however, is tending to become “let
them drink what they enjoy.” Color, sweet or dry shouldn’t be a factor in choosing the right wine or beer for an individual person.

If you want to follow tradition, here are a few rules of thumb:

• White wines for lighter dishes such as chicken, salads or seafood.
• Red wines for steaks, beef or heavier dishes.
• For desserts, a Riesling, Cabernet or Port may be a good choice.
• Champagne could go well with fruits or light appetizers.




Pairing with Peppers



Pairing With Fruit







Questions or comments about this article? Feel free to contact us!


SideDish! for Martin Bros. Customers

SideDish! is delivered to your inbox every month and gives you access to tips and trends to make your business more efficient and profitable throughout the entire year. You'll learn from the experts specific to your industry including, healthcare, medical supplies, restaurant supply, janitorial supply, large kitchen equipment, restaurant marketing and more!

Become a Customer