What wine to drink with a chicken Caesar salad

Title: What wine to drink with a chicken Caesar salad

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

Wine With . . . Chicken Caesar Salad

by Paul Lukacs and Marguerite Thomas

The dog days of summer are upon us as we write, and the east coast of the United States is sweltering under a blanket of heat and humidity. It’s the kind of weather that invites indulgence in gin and tonics, peach pie, and bowls of ice cream-not to mention lots of lounging in the hammock. But after a couple of weeks of such immoderation, and with Labor Day done with by the time you read this, it’s time to think about getting back into shape for fall. All of the above-the hot weather, the flourishing love handles–suggests one thing: salad!

To our mind, a good Caesar Salad is one of the best ways to beat the heat and combat the flab. Crisp, cool morsels of Romaine (and it must be Romaine rather than some limp lettuce to qualify as a Caesar), laced with a creamy garlic-infused dressing and topped with shredded Parmesan and grilled shrimp or chicken for sustenance, makes a terrific dinner, either homemade or enjoyed at a local pub.

Though many salads clash with wine, one of Caesar’s many attributes is that it is remarkably adaptable to a variety of different wines. We hear a lot about food-friendly wines these days, but Caesar is a relatively wine-friendly food. This is due largely to its creamy texture (created by both egg and mustard emulsified in the dressing), and by virtue of the dense protein in both the cheese and the chicken or shrimp topping. The use of lemon (rather than harsher vinegar) in the dressing is another bonus, and the hint of anchovy or Worcestershire adds a depth of flavor that enhances the wine.

There are certainly occasions when a glass of youthful, fruity red might be just the thing to have with Caesar Salad. But when the temperature and heat indexes are edging into the high 90s, a fresh, chilled white wine holds a lot of appeal. When we sampled thirteen different wines on a muggy evening with our Chicken Caesar, we included one rosé, but otherwise opened only whites. Not surprisingly, heaviness-whether from discernible oak or too much residual sugar-proved to be a deterrent. The rosé seemed clunky (though a drier one might have fared better), as did both a California Chardonnay and an off-dry Proseco. At the same time, while crispness and verve were appealing, overt acidity (which came off as sourness in an Italian Pinot Grigio we sampled) went to war with the lemony dressing. In the final analysis, harmony counted for a lot more than grape variety or specific stylistic differences. The wines that paired best were those with fine flavor but also fine balance.

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.

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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.


Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar
Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn, Mimosa Leisure Estate,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023

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3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

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Tel: (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5194 0917-520-4401 Ask for Daniel, Lito or Cosh

Banquet, Events and Functions, Manila Sales Office 3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (632) 633-1566 ask for Rea or Chay

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