Nothing goes together better than a great wine and fine, Italian cuisine. When looking to pair a dish with great wine, make sure to consult this pairings list with a dish of choice!
Risotto Di Mare
Arborio rice sautéed with assorted seafood
When it comes to risotto, pairing the dish with white wine is always a safe bet. Regionally, Italians would pair the dish with a white burgundy, so long as the dish is prepared with white wine. You’ll find some risotto dishes cooked in red, calling for a pinot noir or similar wine to match the body of the entree.
Ravioli All’ Aragosta
Maine lobster, crabmeat, sherry pink sauce
Any sort of pasta dish, especially lobster, is going to thrive in light flavors and gentle tastes. Any red wine with a lobster-based entree is going to overpower the food. For that reason, a light and natural tasting white wines are preferable for lobster ravioli. With a sherry pink sauce, go for your favorite glass of dry and white.
Ragu of ground tenderloin
With any red meat in the mix, a bold red is going to make the entire meal feel like one continuous yummy noise. A hearty red, or even a red blend, is going to allow the flavors to pop out above the oaky flavors. It’s a sure-fire hit every time.
Homemade potato dumplings, san marzano tomato sauce, fresh buffalo mozzarella
The density of a gnocchi sorrentina calls for a lighter wine, otherwise, you end up not being able to finish either. Any sort of white wine with a green undertone is going to be the way to go with this cheesy, hearty dish.
Wild mushrooms, marsala wine sauce
Any dish with veal is going to be something that’s rich in flavor and texture. For that reason, your palate is going to be able to handle a complex wine. That means it’s time to break out the acidic whites, like a Pinot Blanc. In this case, it’s the best way to tackle such a unique flavor as veal.
Any great Italian dish can be transformed and carried to another level with a wonderful wine pairing. When you’re looking to dine out and find that perfect Italian cuisine experience, head to Boston’s best place for Italian food, North End. At Strega, our staff can recommend the perfect beverage for any meal! Reserve a table at Strega by Nick Varano. Authentic Italian food and flavor are awaiting at North End.
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