You don’t have to be a wine expert or gourmet chef to enjoy the right food and wine pairing. Here are some Maggiano’s Little Italy chef tips to help you understand that, just like a recipe, it doesn’t have to be complex to be delicious.
A great starting point is to go with wine that you already know and love. There’s no need to have white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat. A basic understanding of food, wine and how the flavors relate to one another goes a long way as flavor, texture, and cooking method are important to your food and wine pairing.
To help you get started, we put a simple guide together. Keep in mind that these are not final rules, but they serve as guidelines to help you create a successful food and wine pairing. No matter the result, consider the flavor of both the wine and food to create the best experience.
To celebrate this year’s grape harvest, this fall the Chefs at Maggiano’s Little Italy will be featuring “crush”-inspired dishes and two featured wines from The Dreaming Tree – a collaboration between acclaimed winemaker Steve Reeder and musician/wine enthusiast Dave Matthews. Enter by August 21, 2012 for your chance to win Dave Matthews Band VIP concert tickers, a private Sonoma County wine experience and more.
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