Summer Parties with Rosé Champagne
REIMS, France - Hosting the perfect summer get-together isn’t all fun and games, particularly when it comes to planning party logistics such as the food and drink menu. Agonize over one less detail, and impress guests by serving expertly-picked food pairings with Rosé Champagne, a must-serve at any summer soiree.
From casual clambakes to formal dinners to après beach social gatherings, here are five ideal culinary pairings from Cellar Master Thierry Gasco of Champagne Pommery, the 175-year-old historical Champagne label located in Reims, France.
Formal Multi-Course Dinner
Whether personally cooking or outsourcing help, take credit for setting the tone of the meal with a textbook first course pairing of Rosé Champagne and scallop Carpaccio. It is best to start a long evening of dining with a fresh palate, and no dish provides comparable acidity and lightness than that of a raw shellfish.
A rich and well-balanced Rosé Champagne cuts through the acidity by providing a lingering suaveness, resulting in a finale of freshness.
Recommended Pairing: Champagne Pommery Rosé Apanage
Elegant Garden Cocktails
With "The Great Gatsby" remake hitting the big screen later this year, sophisticated summer garden parties are a popular choice for hosts and hostesses. Serve a subtle yet fresh Rosé Champagne alongside a simple bruschetta spread with fine goat cheese.
Utilize the bread as edible plating to keep food hassle-free and guests happy during a standing cocktail hour, or two.
Recommended Pairing: Champagne Pommery Brut Rosé
Pink Lady-themed Girlfriend Get-together
A birthday, bachelorette party or new manicure; there is never a reason too small for a girlfriend get-together. Make it special by theming it as a Pink Lady affair, complete with Rosé Champagne and pink cuisine.
Pair with strawberries and red fruit sorbets for a pretty pink color scheme and doubly pleasing palatal dream. Serve Pommery’s quarter-liter Pink POP Rosé bottles so that each girlfriend can claim their very own bottle of Champagne without over-indulging.
Recommended Pairing: Champagne Pommery Pink POP Rosé
Alongside the usual suspects (lobster, shrimp and clams, of course), cater to healthier guests with a melon and vegetable arrangement. A delightful beachside treat, fresh produce brings a touch of charm and class to an otherwise casual celebration.
The melon becomes an especially sweet indulgence when paired with Champagne Pommery Springtime, a Pommery Brut Rosé gently infused with the flavor of almond cake.
Recommended Pairing: Champagne Pommery Summertime
Après Beach Gathering:
After a long day at the beach, simple is the name of the game. Forgo the food and keep things light, clean and unfussy by serving just one, undeniably delicious Rosé Champagne, such as the luxurious Champagne Pommery Cuvée Louise Rosé 2000 vintage.
The epitome of gentleness, charm and length, this Rosé Champagne opens up in the glass to reveal the aromas of small woodland strawberries, white fruits and apple. It’s guaranteed to leave the mouth completed satisfied, abandoning the need for any additional accoutrement.
Recommended Pairing: Champagne Pommery Cuvée Louise Rosé
Champagne Pommery is sold through select retailers nationwide. With a legacy of more than 175 years, Pommery is a historical Champagne house in Reims, France, that engages in the production and distribution of Champagne.
Founded by Monsieur et Madame Pommery in the mid-1800s, today Champagne Pommery is a label operated by Paul Francois and Nathalie Vranken as part of the larger Vranken Pommery Monopole Group.
Credited with developing the "brut" Champagne as we know it, Champagne Pommery is known for its avant-garde spin on tradition.
For more information visit www.pommery.com