Mushrooms: The Perfect Complement to Champagne & Sparkling Wine

10th February 2017


Mushrooms are a tasty, low-calorie and a versatile ingredient that can be made in so many different ways.

What’s even better, mushroom dishes taste beautiful paired with a glass of sparkling wine. Here are a few ideas to put together for your next dinner-to-impress.

Creamy mushroom pasta
A classic dish and a great choice for a cosy night in. The creamy, garlic sauce pairs well with a fresh, crisp bubbly such as a Blanc de Blancs, Prosecco or Cava.
Pair with: San Leo Brut NV Prosecco, £10.49 at Waitrose

Stuffed Mushrooms
Great idea for an appetiser as it pairs with any style of sparkling wine. Simply remove the stalks and fill each mushroom with a blend of breadcrumbs, garlic, chive and parmesan, then spoon into the mushrooms with a drizzle of olive oil and bake for 10 minutes!
Pair with: Codorniu Cuvee Barcelona Cava, £11 at Tesco

Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms
Quick and easy to make, goes great with a salad or as a side dish. Start by heating butter in a pan, then stir in mushrooms with some olive oil. Season with oregano, garlic powder and cook for around 5 minutes. Would go great paired with an elegant English sparkling wine.
Pair with: Breaky Bottom Brut, £24.99 at Waitrose

Mushroom soup
Another dish quite heavy on the cream so would go well with lighter bubbly. Good idea for a starter.
Pair with: Meonhill Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs, £27.50 at Waitrose

Champagne risotto
This is made with Champagne, as opposed to simple pairing alongside it – a great idea for using up any leftover bubbly. Instead of using a typical white wine, add some extra sparkle to a mushroom risotto by using Champagne.
Pair with: Etienne Dumont Brut Champagne, £14 at Sainsbury’s

Glass of Bubbly

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