Even the experts at Moët & Chandon say so!
According to a recent article by Lyndsey Matthews, when it comes to those with a taste for good quality food, high-low pairings are what it’s all about.
So, imagine our surprise (and delight) when we heard from Marie-Christine Osselin, Moët & Chandon’s wine quality and communication manager, who told The Drinks Business that she thinks chips are one of the best foods to pair with a glass of champagne.
According to Osselin, the saltiness and crunchiness of chips are the perfect complement to champagne’s fine bubbles and zesty acidity.
“Champagne is a wine that asks for simple ingredients, no more than three,” she said.
This is great news for your taste buds when you visit Chipd in Chester as we focus on the best ingredients and keep it simple. The best Agria potatoes, twice cooked to get a delicious crispy skin and then flipped in sea salt to achieve the alchemy highlighted by Moet & Chandon.
In fact, one of the most famous appetizers at New Orleans’ Sylvain is the order of Champagne and French Fries. The perfect combination of Delamotte Brut and hand-cut fries; as it is described on the menu, goes for either $50 or $90 for a small or large serving.
Sylvain’s owner, Sean McCusker, got the idea at a Veuve Cliquot event where one of the champagne company’s head guys told him that pomme frites were his favourite food to eat with champagne, according to Eater New Orleans.
“The next afternoon, a friend and I hit Les Halles where chef Anthony Bourdain was making what I thought were the best fries in NYC,” McCusker told Eater. “We ordered a plate and a bottle of champagne. We each grabbed a fry, stuck it in our mouths and followed it with a gulp of champagne and it was a revelation.”
Food & Wine’s longtime wine editor Ray Isle also agrees.
“I’ve been saying this for years, as have many, many sommeliers,” Isle told Food & Wine this week. “Basically, salt and fat plus high acid and bubbles equals a great combo.”
So, whether you want the perfect snack while walking around the beautiful city of Chester, a gastronomic delight, or just want to get your night off to a great start, grab yourself a cone of chips from Dutch style chip shop, Chipd Chester….and swap the can of Coke for a bottle of bubbles!
Chipd is open 7 days a week from 11am to 6pm Sunday to Thursday and 11am to 8pm on Friday & Saturday.