FOOD & CHAMPAGNE PAIRING MADE EASY
HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPETIZERS POP
|Choose your cheese. It's a natural combo: wine and cheese. Champagne's no exception. Foolproof selects are mild cheddar, Brie, gouda, and edam.
|Seafood is great C-food. Champagne food, that is. Everything from shrimp, lobster, raw oysters, and sushi go great with champagne.
|Have a little salt with your sparkly. Salty and fried foods are a dynamic pairing with champagne. Surprised? Try a glass of Cook's Brut California Champagne with proscuitto-wrapped apps, cocktail sausages, or fried mushrooms. Other quick app options are: popcorn, potato chips, and nuts, especially almonds.
|Chicken n' champagne. The bubbles of champagne smooth over the flavor of steamed or baked chicken. Skip the grilled chicken though - it's too powerful for champagne.
|Fruit's friend. It's a combo made in champagne heaven. For lighter fare, drop a few strawberries into a glass of champagne. Or serve your sparkly with a fruity dessert.
TAKE BRUT TO BRUNCH
Foodies agree: champagne goes with way more than we give it credit for. Next time you're having friends over for brunch, serve Cook's Brut California Champagne with your favorite brunch dish. Here are a few:
- Scrambled eggs
- Any mushroom dish
- Lobster quiche
Match your meal with Cook's Brut (unless otherwise noted) and your entrée will be exceptional.
- Any pasta or risotto, especially with a cream or mushroom sauce. Avoid heavy tomato-based sauces, which clash with the high acidity of champagne
- Pizza - thin crust, easy on the sauce
- Veggies - all of ‘em
- Fish and seafood, especially lobster
- Poultry and game birds such as duck; Cook's Sweet Rosé California Champagne is especially nice with white meats, like veal, pork, ham, and lamb
- Asian food - the spice goes well with sparkly; Cook's Brut California Champagne or Cook's Extra Dry California Champagne are especially nice
- Sushi - pair it with Cook's Brut California Champagne
- Mexican - it goes very nicely with Cook's Extra Dry California Champagne
AND FINALLY, DESSERT!
Dessert just got even more impossible to resist!
- Cook's Spumante and Moscato go great with desserts that aren't too sweet, like berries, shortbread, pound cake, angel food cake, or tart desserts
- For chocolate desserts, try Cook's Extra Dry California Champagne