Bastille Day is one nation’s public holiday that sees the whole world celebrating. There’s good reason for this, of course, as France is possibly the most beautiful and romantic country in the world. But we are also willing to bet that one of the main reasons is that we get to sip lots of Champagne.
The Carousel was lucky enough to have Courtney Tanser, Pommery Trade State Manager NSW share with us her ultimate food pairings with various bottles of bubble this Bastille Day.
Vive la France, indeed!
Pommery Brut Royal NV
“An elegant and fresh Champagne that can be enjoyed day or night!” explains Courtney. “I would highly recommend pairing with Sydney Rock Oysters, It’s a classic but exceptional pairing! You could also go for something elegant like kingfish sashimi or seared scallops.”
Another hot tip (you heard it here first) is team your tipple with some fried chicken!
“A more unusual but surprisingly delicious pairing would be Southern Fried Chicken,” says Courtney. “Champagne pairs exceptionally well with fried foods!”
2. Pommery Brut Royal Rose NV
“This drop is a very elegant rosé Champagne,” says Courtney. “iI’s pale in colour, with hints of red fruits on the palate. It pairs wonderfully with the classic French dish, Beef Tartare. You could also pair with tuna sashimi or salmon roe caviar. For a sweet option, this Champagne is delicious with a red fruit pavlova.”
3. Louis Pommery England Sparkling Wine
Clean, fresh and with a hint of citrus, this unique sparkling drop, which gives a right royal nod to the United Kingdom, pairs back beautifully with seafood, truffle fries, lobster rolls and chicken parfait.
About Champagne Pommery
Vranken-Pommery Australia is the local subsidiary of the French group Vranken-Pommery Monopole. It is globally distinguished for its organic and biodynamic wine growing technique, for which it was received multiple highly acclaimed sustainability awards, including the double label Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne and the High Environmental Value Award.
Vranken-Pommery Monopole regards nature as its greatest source of inspiration and is committed to its environmental pledge to invest in new technologies to lead the industry in sustainability. The Neptune project runs across all of the vineyards and ensures that the best practise is used in preserving water to avoid waste in the face of the climate crisis.