HOWTO: Food and Wine Pairing
Okay, so as I mentioned earlier in the week, this Friday (Nov. 5th), I will be doing a showcase on pairing wine (and beer) and food at the Hen House Holiday Celebration. I already have my pairings, featuring some pretty amazing drinks with some equally amazing wines, beers, cheeses, fruits, and brats (yes, brats.)
Right off the bat, I hope that gets you all a little excited to come down to the Hen House Holiday Celebration. If not, we’ve also got Chef Holli Ugalde, Richard Simmons, dog acrobatics, hijinks and antics with Chef Jasper Mirabile (whose restaurant beat out both Olive Garden and Fazoli’s as best Italian in KC), a local chef competition (which I am judging…boo yeah!), and more food samples that you can shake ten sticks at.
But if that’s not enough, then come get your questions answers about food and liquor pairings. I’ve got an hour… I would love to answer your questions. So, if you decide to come down, feel free to bring your questions.
But wait…there’s more.
Want to Win Tickets?
Good…then leave me a food and wine pairing question below. I’ll select three winners at random on Wednesday night at 9 Central time. Those three questioners will get a pair of tickets to come down and experience the Holiday Celebration for themselves. So get your questions ready and come hungry!
Oh, and find me and say hi. I’ll be the one chowing down on free samples. Enjoy!
13 Replies to “Food and Wine Pairing … What Do You Want to Know?”
what’s a good wine and/or beer to pair with something simple like fried chicken and mashed potatoes?
Now that fall is here, I am making a lot of soups/chili what is a good pairing to go with those?
What are some good white wines to pair with cheese?
Pomagranites baby, it’s all that’s on my mind… What to serve with a pomagranite themed meal on the 14th…
Which wine do you recommend with popular vegan cheeses like Daiya and Vegan Gourmet?
If I want to serve a cheese with a strong seed or spice in it (e.g.–mustard seed, dill, caraway), how should that affect the wine selection? Should I try to “match” it up with a wine with similar flavors or try to avoid altogether?
what’s the best wine or beer to go with mac-n-cheese?
what’s the best wine to go with deep-fat fried turkey?
My mom always asks me to bring a dry white wine to Thanksgiving Dinner. Dry white wine is not my favorite so I’m always lost and just end up bringing something I like. What would be a great wine to go with the Turkey Day menu that would make mom’s tastebud’s happy this year?
What wine do you drink with Olive Garden’s Pasta Mia Trio or Fazzoli’s Tri Color Beefy Pasta CasseroleBake?
Okay, all your questions will be answered at the Hen House Holiday Celebration!!
Except yours Chef Crabbypants…let’s see, I would pair the Grouch Chardonnay with Olive Garden’s Pasta Mia Trio and the Dose of Reality Merlot with the Beefy Pasta Casserole Bake. The Sore Winner Reisling is also a nice touch. 🙂
Oh Chris, I am so sorry, i don’t think i can make your event. I wanted to come and support you. My wife has a going away party for a friend that is having surgery (brain tumor… sounds like I am over doing the excuse, but it is true).
I may be there just at the start, but have to be in KCK by 5 PM
Good luck, and pass on the Pomegranate suggestions 😉
Year on the Grill
Well, I made it, but had to leave at 4:15… sorry I missed you, but did get to see Jasper cook again… always fun