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A Guide to the Perfect Wine and Food Pairings

As someone who enjoys great food and fine wine, you probably appreciate learning about the perfect wine and food pairings. Discovering how to pair wine and food can maximize your gastronomic experience no matter what restaurant you go to. That’s why we put together a guide on pairing wine with cuisine. Take our suggestions into consideration for yourself or impress your friends with your newfound knowledge the next time you go out to eat.

Champagne and Caviar

This one is well-known and classic, but it still deserves its place on this list. Top-quality vintage champagne will allow you to enjoy the taste of caviar to its fullest so you can appreciate each and every bite.

Sauvignon Blanc and Goat Cheese

Cheese is one of the most intuitive pairings with wine, and this is especially the case here. Regardless of the type of Sauvignon or the age of goat cheese, this mix will always be a winner. If you happen to be dining at Falling Rabbit, we suggest trying the baked goat cheese, made with preserved strawberry, pine nuts, and honeycomb.

Chablis and Oysters

Oysters are a reliable pairing for a dry white wine like a Chablis. We recommend pairing young premier cru Chablis alongside native oysters with condiments like a mild vinegar or lemon.

Other wines that are great with oysters include Picpoul de Pinet and Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine.

Oaked Chardonnay and Scallops

The creamy taste and texture of oaked Chardonnay, especially when it's a mature bottle of wine, serves as a fantastic combination with scallops. Again, if you happen to be visiting Falling Rabbit, make sure to try out sea scallops, served with a potato & pepper croquette, carrot-miso vinaigrette, and slow-braised greens.

Other wines great for pairing with scallops may be a vintage Champagne and an oaked white Bordeaux.

Red Wine and Lamb

If you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, we suggest pairing a mature red wine like a Rioja Gran Reserva with lamb or steak. The aged, oaked wine will bring out the rich flavors in the meat, making the two a perfect match.

Vin Jaune and Chicken or Mushrooms

Vin Jaune is a type of white wine that goes well alongside both chicken and mushroom dishes. Lucky for you, we have both of those here at Falling Rabbit. Our ½ roasted chicken entree is deliciously made with brussels sprouts and confit sunchokes. Add to that our confit maitake and you’ll have a wine and food pairing to die for. Although this wine is a bit of an acquired taste, those who love it swear by it.

Moscato and Tiramisu

When it’s time for the end of the meal, you have to finish it right. Pair a sweet Moscato with Tiramisu from Falling Rabbit, made with espresso, cocoa, candied orange, and whipped mascarpone. Although Moscato is a sweet wine, it won’t overpower the coffee-flavored dessert. Instead, the two will perfectly complement each other with every bite.

Wine and Dine at Falling Rabbit

Join us at Falling Rabbit for our Wine Down Wednesdays to enjoy a unique wine pairing at half the price. price! Also try out specialty handcrafted cocktails, all of which go well with our seasonally-driven menu. Not sure how to pair your beverage with your meal? Ask our staff! We will be more than happy to recommend just the right wine and food pairing for you.

Make a reservation to dine with us Falling Rabbit in Duluth, GA today.

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