Fine Wine & Food Pairing at Italian Restaurant Brisbane
No Italian culinary experience is complete without a carefully curated wine and food pairing. Over the centuries, Italian winemakers and cooks have come together to fine-tune the art of pairing wine with food. At an Italian Restaurant Gold Coast diners love, Gemelli continues this fine tradition by recommending wines that complement the many regional Italian dishes featured on our menu.
Pairing Wine with Pizza
Generally speaking, Italian red wine and pizza are the perfect matches for each other. Ideally, we pair red wine with food ingredients from the same region. A light red wine with medium alcohol content, moderate acidity and aromatic notes is tailor-made to compliment a bold tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese without overpowering subtle ingredients such as fresh basil.
If you’ve opted for a pizza with seafood or ricotta, choose a light, dry Italian white wine that will let the toppings shine while adding a complementary flavour to your taste palette. Browse our extensive list of wines today.
Pairing Wine with Risotto
Selecting the right wine for risotto is all about considering the ingredients in the dish first. In general, risottos from Northern Italy include vegetables and seafood. This calls for a Pinot Grigio that adds to the flavour profile of the food instead of overpowering it. Heartier risottos with red meat tend to fill the palate with their savoury ingredients and will require the strength and boldness of a medium-bodied red wine.
Pairing Wine with White Sauce
The rich, creamy mouthfeel of a sauce with egg and cheese pairs perfectly with the dryness of a quality white wine. Central and Northern Italian white wines offer the sharpness of flavour and texture needed to cut through the rich umami flavours and add complexity to the culinary experience. Light wines with crisp citrus notes, mild shades of honey and a dry finish will always compliment a decadent white sauce for pasta.
Pairing Wine with Cheese
As a highly regarded Italian restaurant in Gold Coast, we take our wine and cheese pairings seriously. If you’re looking for the ultimate wine and food pairing experience, there’s nothing like a platter of soft mozzarella or sheep cheeses paired with crispy, dry white wine. For the more courageous epicurean, there’s the classic pairing of blue cheese with a fruity, sweet and effervescent wine that counters the sharp funk of the cheese.
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If you’re looking for an opportunity to experience world-class wine and Italian food pairing, book a table at Gemelli today.