THE MAIN EVENT. Why French Fries And Wine Are A Perfect Pair!By Maureen Martin | November 7, 2016 | Dish!, Entertainment
One of the highlights of this past summer was when Wine Enthusiast┬áhosted the second-annual Southwest Wines of France Gourmet French Fries Competition at┬áEventi Hotel┬áin New York City. Hundreds of attendees tasted over 50 richly varied wines from Southwest France served with french fry-based dishes from some of New YorkΓÇÖs top chefs.
The gourmet-inspired fries featured ingredients like duck cracklings, black garlic, lime, chili sambal and smoked brisket. Each dish was paired with┬áa dry white, ros├⌐, fruity red,┬á Malbec and Full Body Red. I loved the rosemary french fries paired with sparkling wine.
Chef Greg Rubin of steakhouse┬áAmerican Cut┬áwon the ΓÇ£PeopleΓÇÖs ChoiceΓÇ¥ wine-and-fry pairing with the restaurantΓÇÖs signature fries┬áflavored with dry-aged beef fat and a secret sauce.
I am all about Rose for summer and celebratory events, so my favorite was the Domaine de Pellhaut 2015, a blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat along with Syrah, Malbec and Merlot. It has red berries is lightly tart with a smooth texture.
Then there’s my other go-to┬á: the Malbec. To be exact it was the Chateau Lagrezette 2012. It’s┬ádescribed as “a big wine in all senses, perfumed, tannic with truffle and black fruits alongside a dense, extracted character.” For me, it was lightly dry and smooth to the taste.
For more info on gourmet fries and wine visit Wine Enthusiast magazine.