Bubbles are a staple in my home, so when I was invited to dine with Elise Losfelt, Winemaker and Oenologist at Moët & Chandon, I was excited. Sparkling wines are my favorite usually with brunch, fried foods, and everyday life. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Moët & Chandon paired extremely well with foods from Seoul Chicken NYC.
We started with the Market Fish Crudo, Yuzu, Coconut, Radish, Celery, and Pear paired with the Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut. This wine was bright and playful and complimented the fish, dish components, and yuzu very well.
Second was the Pan Roasted Sepia with Pineapple Citrus Emulsion and Chili Sesame Oil. Paired was the Moët & Chandon Imperial Rose which was one of my favorite wines of the night. I happen to love rose, and now… especially this one!
The 2006 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut came out and boy was this one for the books. This wine was bright and crisp with lively bubbles, candied lemon notes, and nice acidity. Paired was the Yellow Curry Mussels with citrus which were out of this world with the sparkling wine. The meaty, salty, and slightly spicy mussels stood up to the bubbles nicely, while the citrus flavors followed through leaving a nice on the palate.
The Moët & Chandon 2006 Grand Vintage Rose was up next and I was so excited! This bright, fruit forward, and elegant rose was paired with Southern Style Fried Chicken and it was perfect! Crispy fried chicken, or anything fried for that matter should always be paired with some bubbly… especially rose!
For dessert…because how could we not right? Coconut Gelato with Asian Pear and Fermented Yuzu Juice was paired with the Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose. This bubbly is bright with some sweeter notes that are very playful with such a lively and aromatic dessert. The pairing absolutely worked and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed gelato with bubbles!
For those of you in NYC be sure to visit Seoul Chicken and or try some fun Moët & Chandon pairings in your home! I know you can whip up some sweet and savory pairings to compliment these beautiful sparkling wines!
Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love!