The best food and booze pairings you must try now

Published November 13, 2021, 8:41 PM

by John Legaspi

Learn more about these delectable matchings at this virtual masterclass

Much like marriage, a perfect gastronomical experience involves two key elements that should go well side-by-side and complement each other. Food and drink pairing is not a new thing to Filipino diners but is also something they don’t regularly have. Sure, there are fast food combos, restaurant matchings, and street food finds, but in order to fully have your taste buds dancing in sharp choreography, food and drink that just taste good don’t count. They should have flavors worthy of a table marriage, and sometimes those taste notes must contrast to have a happy-ever-after dining moment.

If you’re looking for ways to expand your tasting experience, these booze and food fusions are the best pairings to start with:

Chef Tony’s Country Cheddar Popcorn ad Chivas 12

Scotch Whiskey n’ Gourmet Popcorn

When you think of whiskey, you see it as a drink served with a ball of ice that is perfect for casual conversations. But have you tried drinking it with a bowl of popcorn? If not, well, you should. Best to do it with Chivas Regal and Chef Tony’s Popcorn. Chivas 12’s rich taste of honey and ripe pears alongside vanilla, hazelnut, and butterscotch notes are the perfect accompaniment to the sweet-salty taste of Country Cheddar popcorn.

Chef Carlo Miguel’s Burger Beast and Smirnoff Mule

Mule n’ Burger

Booze and burger is a fool-proof combo. But take things to another level by pairing Chef Carlo Miguel’s Burger Beast with the refreshing Smirnoff Mule. The tasty burger, with its secret Umami sauce, with the zest ginger beer, is a combination you won’t regret having.

Casa Buenas’ Tablea Chocolate Fondant and Barefoot Wine

Wine n’ Dine

Make your fine dining at-home experience a party in your mouth moment with the Resorts World Manila’s Casa Buenas offerings and Barefoot Wine fruity drinks. Casa Buenas Filipino cuisine with Spanish influences, from Roasted Salmon with Lemon Miso Sauce and Warm Adlai to Grilled Prime Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato “Hash” and Demi-Glace Sauce, is best consumed with a glass of Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Sangria.

Want to know more fusions and pairing? Online liquor delivery service Boozy.ph is bringing more of them to the Filipino table this November with its second annual masterclass series. Dubbed as “Boozy Fest: Fusion of Flavors,” the four-day virtual event happening from Nov. 17 to 20, 2021, is set to take Filipino diners on an exciting journey through cheers and dishes that explore a fusion of flavors with unique food and drink pairing. The masterclass series will showcase crowd-favorite liquor brands from different parts of the world paired with notable local food concepts led by both local and international industry experts.

“The Filipino taste bud has evolved with the plethora of food choices around—and we want to show that you can find this same breadth and diversity within liquor. There are equally as many endless choices to be discovered, whether it’s whisky, wine, beer, gin, rum, tequila, or even soju, and that the experience can be made even better with the perfect food pairing,” says Miguel Guerrero, co-founder and CEO of Boozy.ph. “Together with our liquor brand and food partners, we hope to showcase this fusion of flavors.”

Including the above-mentioned, this year’s Boozy Fest online masterclass series will have a total of 12 immersive classes that come with a perfectly selected and paired food and drink tasting kit. Interested attendees may choose from the following experiential and informational masterclass pairing classes:

  1. Johnnie Walker x Bolzico Beef To Go
  2. The Singleton x Aperitif
  3. Tanqueray x Pizzulu Pizza
  4. Jacob’s Creek x Malagos Cheese
  5. Jameson x Tipsy Pig
  6. Chivas x Chef Tony’s Popcorn
  7. Barefoot Wine x Casa Buenas of Resorts World Manila
  8. Smirnoff Mule x Burger Beast
  9. So Nice Soju x Seoulmates by Alyssa & Kiefer
  10. Jose Cuervo x Casa Crawford: Modern Mexican Kitchen
  11. Campari x Pantry Italy
  12. Don Papa x Auro Chocolate

Besides these tasting and learning experiences, the masterclass attendees will also get to enjoy games, gifts, and exclusive promo codes after each class. There will also be two Facebook Live sessions available to all of Boozy.ph’s Facebook followers by Tamnavulin and The Dalmore, which will further explore the gastronomic flavors best paired with the brands’ tasting notes. The masterclass series will be culminated by two events—a special tasting session by Globe with surprise guests and exciting prizes for all the masterclass attendees; then followed by a Facebook Live listening party with Kat DJ for all of Boozy’s followers.

Masterclass Access Passes start at P499 only and entitle customers to a consumable food and drink tasting kit to be delivered on the day of the scheduled masterclass.

Visit boozyfest.boozy.ph for more information.

 
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