Different Wine & Food Pairings–Cocktails & Spirits, Too

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Foie gras with Sauternes… Oysters and Champagne or Chablis… Pasta with red sauce and Chianti… Steak with Cabernet Sauvignon… Thai food and Riesling… These are classic food and wine pairings. But what if you’d like to try something different? Matthieu Yamoum, beverage director of the Baccarat Hotel in New York City, has suggestions that we’d never have thought of—seemingly unusual pairings of wines, spirits, and even cocktails. Yet his unexpected matches are just as tasty…maybe even better! Here are his recommendations.
 
 
DIFFERENT FOOD PAIRINGS [*]Cured Ham/Italian Salume: Midori Melon Liqueur [*]Green Salads: Blanco Tequila [*]Hamburger: Mezcal [*]Ice Cream: Single Malt Scotch [*]Indian Food: Gin & Tonic [*]Mac & Cheese: Dessert Wine [*]Middle Eastern Mezze: Negroni [*]Tacos: Vodka Martini [*]Thai Food: Champagne  
For details, check out the full story on CNN Travel.
 
 
MORE UNUSUAL FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS Here are some of our own favorites: [*]Barbecue & Malbec [*]BLT & Chardonnay [*]Charcuterie & Zinfandel (pâtés, mousses, and terrines, etc.) [*]Chocolate Ice Cream & Pinot Noir [*]Green Salad Vinaigrette & Madiera [*]Hamburgers & Beaujolais [*]Indian Food & Syrah [*]Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich With Gewürtztraminer [*]Salmon or Swordfish & [url=http://href=]

Source: https://blog.thenibble.com/2022/05/09/d ... irits-too/
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