Food and drink fuel your party! It is no secret that pairing the two together will help enhance the flavors of both food and beverage and will introduce your guests to combinations they themselves may have never considered. Here are some great food and drink combinations to ensure your event is the topic of conversation for years to come!
Wine and Cheese
Make a list of 4 or 5 wines you would like your guests to sample, perhaps a combination of your favorite reds and whites. Chardonnay with brie, Riesling with blue cheese and fresh veggies, or a Malbec accompanied by a hard cheese such as parmesan. The possibilities are endless when you consider the amount of bite sized treats that are almost effortless to prepare. This experience is a great way to make your cocktail hour or even dessert station a hit!
Tacos and Tequila
Tacos are a fun way to fill a tortilla shell with your favorite protein and Mexican spices. Taco bars will allow your guests to customize their meal to their taste. Offer a choice of beef, chicken, pork, seafood or vegetarian black bean filling with a selection of toppings. As guests create their masterpiece, suggest a pre-made tequila cocktail that will take their meal to the next level. Mini margarita shooters, Patron with lime or a tequila sunrise will turn this meal into a fiesta.
Burgers and Beer
The All-American favorite of burgers and beer can be transformed into an experience that your guests would have never imagined and more importantly, will find hard to forget. Sliders are a great way for everyone to try crafty burgers with their favorite beers created for the perfect pairing. Consider these great pairs:
- Classic Beef Burger | IPA
- Bacon & Blue Cheese Burger | Brown Ale
- Smoked Barbeque Burger | Stout
- Lamb Burger | Amber Ale
- Salmon Burger | Summer Ale
The possibilities are endless when choosing to pair your food with a beverage. This playful interaction with food will keep your guests entertained and can give the host the chance to bring their personality to the dinner plate. Stuck on an idea? Let J. Scott Catering help! Our experienced staff and chefs will make your interactive food pairings an inspiring part of your event!