Matching Wine With Seafood Entrees

Most diners have heard about how certain wines match perfectly with a particular food. The correct wine can greatly enhance the flavor of the entrée. This is very true of fish or other seafood. The good news is pairing wine with seafood is not as difficult as some people may think. To those who feel a bit intimidated by this task, simply relax and follow a few pointers from wine experts.

The first thing to consider is the substance of your food. Raw fish or light and briny shellfish match very well with a delicate and light white wine. Along this same line, a lovely grilled piece of swordfish will pair nicely with a bolder, more rich white choice. Some fish is actually prepared with red wine. In these instances, a vintage red may be your best choice.

As a general rule, shellfish usually go well with a light white. Many people also enjoy shellfish along with a sparkling wine or Champagne. If you are planning to have a spicy entrée, it may be a good idea to pair it with a sweeter white wine or one that is not too dry. Also remember that a delicious wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc, is considered versatile enough to go with most any entrée.

White colored fish in butter sauce is a nice time to enjoy a white Burgundy. If the sauce has more of a citrus flavor, a terrific zest white such as Lusco or Galicia are great selections. In fact, these are two of the most popular vintages from Spain served with citrusy seafood.

Finally, if you just cannot decide on a wine or your party is all having something different, the best solution is to simply order a bottle of high-quality Champagne. You can never go wrong with a bottle of the bubbly and it is considered very food-friendly of wines.

In the Chicago metropolitan area, your top choice for seafood and prime steaks is Catch 35. This fantastic restaurant has been serving the highest quality cuisine for years. Diners can count on the very best food amid a wonderfully inviting atmosphere. In addition to the excellent seafood menus and more for both lunch and dinner, rooms are available for private parties or other business events. Visit their website regularly to keep up with the latest specials or give them a call at 312-346-3500 in Chicago or at 630-717-3500 in Naperville.