An unusual (but match-made) pairing… Champagne with Fish & Chips! Surprised? Champagne’s vibrant acidity can add a touch of class and sophistication to the famous traditionally British Friday night takeaway!
When it comes to the pairing of these unlikely companions, the key is to choose a Champagne with a drier style such as Brut or Extra Brut as they have less residual sugar which complements the savoury and salty flavours of the British favourite, fish and chips.
So when shopping for a fizz to go with your takeaway, go for a non-vintage Champagne or a Blanc de Blancs, as they tend to have crisp citrus notes and a light, refreshing character that pairs well with seafood.
The bubbles in Champagne help cleanse the palate and refresh your taste buds between bites, making it an excellent choice due to the contrasting flavour that cut through the richness of the fried fish and chips.
Whilst the pairing of Champagne with fish and chips might be an unconventional choice, it can be a delightful and unexpected combination - and a great topic of discussion over the dining table too!
Will you be trying this unlikely pairing next time you enjoy the British Friday night favourite?