Mother's Day Recipes: 6 Fabulous Food and Champagne Pairings

May 9, 2014

Treat your mom this Mother's Day by creating some delicious food and Champagne pairings at home for brunch, lunch or dinner. Try some easy and elegant dishes like Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with a beautiful full-bodies Brut (perfect for brunch!), an easy Salmon and Vegetables en Papillote (fancy speak for cooked in a paper package) with a light rosé, a Spanish roast chicken with a balanced Brut for dinner, or a selection of tasty appetizers to go along with any meal. If you’re a mom, drop a few of these tasty hints to your family and enjoy your Sunday off! See below for some dining inspiration and get more Champagne pairing tips.

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Crab Cake Eggs Benedict paired with a full-bodied Brut
Photo: Larry Hoffman

Serrano Ham with Spanish Olives and Orange Peel paired with a Rosé

Roasted Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Manzanilla Olives paired with a balanced Brut

Salmon and Vegetables En Papillote paired with a light Rosé
My Cooking Hut

Grilled Figs with Brie and Prosciutto paired with a tannic Rosé
A Feast for the Eyes

Crème De Brie Mango-Cranberry Crostini paired with a Blanc de Blancs

More Champagne Pairing Tips

Clean and crisp Brut paired with sushi or anything salty (try truffle pop corn!)
Rich vintage Blanc de Blancs with soft cheeses
Tannic Rosé paired with cured meats like salami, prosciutto, Serrano ham.
Balanced Brut paired with anything!
Light Rosé paired with grilled fish, oysters, Thai food