Serving Champagne with a Meal
The more powerful, structured and intense Champagnes go well with foie gras, Parma ham, stews, ossobuco and poultry. The lighter and more delicate Champagnes are perfect with fish and shellfish.Rosé Champagne is often the perfect accompaniment to a meal; its slightly tannic grip can handle more substantial dishes like lamb, sweet-and-sour entrees, gratins and red fruits.
Some classic Champagne pairings include: lobster in drawn butter, oysters on the half-shell, and seared scallops and caviar. Other traditional regional pairings include: crayfish in Champagne, trout with almonds, duck with cherries, blanquette de veau (veal in a white sauce) and pommes soufflées (a sophisticated version of french fries).
So the next time you are planning a dinner party and are debating which wine to serve, think Champagne!