Pairings | Bridging ingredients
Using 'bridge' ingredients to create a perfect match
Posted on January 12 2019 at 07:01
One of the most useful tricks to master, especially when you’re dealing with a tricky-to-match ingredient, is to introduce a ‘bridge’ ingredient - in other words an element in the dish that makes it easier to pair with the wine you want to drink. It can be something as simple as cream or mashed potato or something rather more specific that picks out a flavour in the wine you’re serving.
For a perfect match a wine needs to provide an element that's missing in a dish
Posted on May 4 2010 at 11:19
One of the problems about today’s ultra-complicated restaurant food is that dishes tend to be what I once heard aptly described as ‘ingredient-heavy’. Which can mean that a wine of character may just be one flavour too much.
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