There is no greater pleasure than visiting a seafood restaurant and enjoying the rich and tasty food which is produced beneath the waves. However, you can enhance the taste of your food and your enjoyment of your next meal by matching it with the perfect beverage. Below is a guide to some drinks you may want to try out the next time you visit a seafood restaurant.
A Glass of Wine
Traditionally, if you are drinking wine with fish, you will opt for the white variety. This is because white wine doesn't have the strong flavours associated with red wines, and so it does not spoil your palate when consuming seafood, which has a delicate flavour. However, depending on the type of dish you are ordering, you may want to order a glass of red. For example, if you are eating salmon, a light rosé wine is a great choice. If you have ordered tuna or shark, a red wine such as a Merlot or a Malbec can really compliment the strong flavours associated with these dishes.
While cocktails are typically taken before a meal, when dining at a seafood restaurant, you may wish to order one to accompany your main meal. If you are planning to feast on prawns or shellfish, a Bloody Mary is a perfect drink, as its sharp, hot flavour will bring out the taste of seafood. Another alternative is a dry martini, which offers light citrus notes and a clean flavour which can be enjoyed with any type of seafood.
A Glass of Beer and Ale
When you think of drinking while eating seafood, beer may not be the first thing that comes to mind. The reason beers and ales are often overlooked is because people think the strong flavour of a hoppy ale or strong beer will overpower their tastebuds and impair the taste of the seafood. However, this doesn't have to be the case. If you opt for a light lager which is chilled, you will find that it perfectly compliments seafood dishes. If you prefer drinking ale, you should opt for an IPA which contains citrus flavours that will perfectly match the seafood you are eating. If you are feeling very adventurous, you may want to try out an imported European ale which has a fruit flavour. However, you should be aware that these ales tend to be much stronger than standard Australian beers and ales.
If you would like to find out more, you should contact a seafood restaurant today.