Wine ideas for the Foreign Flavours menu
Tunisian Aubergine Salad with Coriander and Yoghurt
Spanish Pork Stew with Potatoes and Chorizo
Prune, Apple and Armagnac Cake with Almond Streusel Topping
The aubergine salad starter obviously has quite a lot of acidity, and coriander – a notoriously difficult herb to match with wine. An acidic Sauvignon Blanc wouldn’t be overpowered, nor would a grassy Verdelho. If you prefer to tone down the acidity, try a Riesling. This pork main course has a double whammy, provided by the spicy chorizo. Its tomato sauce and other ingredients mean that you need a powerful wine with this one: continue the Spanish feel with a rich Rioja. Other good wines would be Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot or Pinot Noir. With the dessert, Armagnac would be perfect: not only is it found in the cake, but it makes a wonderful marriage with prunes.
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