Summer’s not over just yet! Have you tried Poke? This not-so-new raw fish salad sensation that’s taking over social media and more has made it’s way into the perfect pairings category here on SommIntheCity.com. Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, but is enjoyed here frequently. I love making my poke salads with sliced cucumbers and wonton chips, as well as with avocado and seaweed salad.
The best part is that you can now pair your favorite raw fish dish with reputed Champagne House Moët & Chandon! This summer, pair Moët & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé (which is available nationwide for $69.99) with some delicious Tuna Poke Salad! This 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé marks the house’s 41st vintage rosé release since the introduction of this wine in 1920. This wine also represents Chief Winemaker Benoit Gouez’s personal interpretation of this vintage year, which was delicate, forthright, and precise. The wine aged for seven years in Moët & Chandon’s historic wine cellars. This 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé is outstanding with maturity, complexity and charisma. On the nose, notes of rose and lime zest are striking and wonderfully pleasant followed by a fruity, fresh, and blood orange forward palate. The bubbles are persistent and alluring leaving you with a delicious and seductive finish!
Moet Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 is a surprising yet excellent way to elevate summer dishes. Usually I enjoy my Champagne with French favorites such as Steak Frites or Croque Madame, however since I enjoy poke so much, this pairing is my new summer favorite. Have a hankering for some raw tuna poke? Make sure to pair it with this beautiful 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé!
Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly.