Pairing salad and wine is not all that difficult. Here are some guidelines.

March 25, 2011


Title: Pairing salad and wine is not all that difficult.  Here are some guidelines.



Date: 10December07, Fine dining restaurant in Clark Pampanga shares with you articles and news pertaining to the enjoyment and appreciation of wine with food.


A major problem in pairing salad and wine is the high acid levels of

most vinaigrettes, which wreaks havoc on wine, making it taste flat

and flabby. You can avoid this conflict by making dressings that are

less sharp but still vivid, with some of the following techniques:


~ Replace part or all of the red-or white-wine vinegar in a recipe

with balsamic, sherry, or rice-wine vinegar, which have fuller,

mellower flavors.


~ Use fruit juice instead of vinegar. Obvious choices might be lemon

or lime juice, but think also of orange juice, apple cider, cranberry

juice, or any fruit juice with a bright flavor.


~ Replace acidic ingredients with other liquids that are intense but

not sharp, such as rich chicken, veal, fish, or vegetable stock,

worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, juices from roasted ,eats or

vegetables, or roasted garlic pur,e.


When designing a salad, be sure to include ingredients that have a

natural affinity to wine. They’ll create the link that makes the

combination work.


~ Herbs: Lots of wines have herbal notes, including Sauvignon Blanc,

Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.


~ Greens: Strong or peppery greens will want a wine with some

spiciness to it, like Zinfandel or Petite Sirah.


~ Vegetables: Roasting vegetables concentrates their flavor and

brings out their natural sweetness. Vegetables in this mellow state

work well with deeper, richer wines like Zinfandel and barrel-aged

Sauvignon Blanc. Grilled vegetables want a wine that “seen some oak:

to link the toasty, woody flavors, so try a barrel-fermented

Chardonnay. Mushrooms in particular make a salad more full-bodied and

earthy, making a red wine, such as Pinot Noir welcome.


~ Fruit: So many fresh and dried fruit flavors and fragrances are

found in wine that fruit is a natural bridge ingredient. Apple, pear,

melon, and even tropical fruit flavors are common in Riesling,

Chardonnay, Gewsrztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, or S,millon. Rip fresh

berries and cherries dominate many Beajolais and Pinot Noirs, and

even hearty Cabernets can have similar flavors. Dried fruit, like

figs, dried cranberries, apricots, and raisins will link to wine with

bright fruit notes, such as Grenache or Gamay.


~ Croutons: Toasted or grilled bread in a salad also works nicely with

slightly oaky wines.


~ Nuts: Toasted nuts complement slight oaky, toasty wines.


~ Cheese: Wine and cheese is almost a clich,, but why does it work so

well? One reason is that the milk proteins in cheese tame the tannins

and acidity in wine, making the combination smoother. If the cheese

is very salty, like a blue cheese, pair it with a slightly sweet

wine, such as an off-dry Riesling. Dry aged cheeses like Parmesan or

Asiago, with their toasty, buttery flavors, link wonderfully to

barrel-fermented and aged Chardonnays.


~ Meat, Seafood, Poultry: These ingredients can tame tannins and

acids in the same way cheese does, and their fuller flavors and

textures make a salad bolder and more substantial. Think of grilling

these ingredients and going for an oakier wine.




Manila is fast becoming a city of luxurious dining.  Not only must a 5-star restaurant offer good food, nice ambiance and immaculate service the wine list must be equally exciting to make the evening of wine and dine a memorable one.


Manila 5-star fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Subic Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone.  Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children.  Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines.  Private dining rooms are also available in this restaurant for business and personal meetings of 4 to 20 people.


Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, seafood, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes.  Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation.  A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.


Hong Kong-based Yats International built this restaurant in 2000 to provide a world-class cozy fine dining restaurant, as well as business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and social functions in Philippines Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone.  North Luzon Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.  Clark Freeport is located near Manila and Subic.  Diners from Manila and Subic can travel north along North Expressway and arrive in Clark in about 70 minutes without having to go through city driving.


For comments, inquiries and reservations


(045) 599-5600




Ask for Pedro and Rechel




Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines

How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines?  Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa.  After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left.  Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.


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Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn, Mimosa Leisure Estate,

Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023


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