Quel désastre! (What a disaster!)
One by one, beloved dishes of the French people are suffering a shortage this festive season. This is sure to upset many. A very bad sign for people there who want to celebrate the end of the year with lavish feasts. Three key delicacies are in danger; butter, foie gras and wine.
Source: Lewis Meat of Sunningdale
If you aren’t aware, foie gras are often paired with wine. It being a luxury food made out of the liver of duck or geese that have been specially fattened. In short, foie gras is your sausage (or as the Chinese call it, lap cheong) made out of duck/goose liver. Its flavor? Rich, buttery and smooth.
Aaaand now there’s a massive shortage in France.
This is attributed to the bad harvest for grape and the bird flu pandemic that caused the slaughter of thousands of birds locally. The culling of birds has caused low supply of foie gras and with that, an increase in price. Bad news for them.
On the bright side, we in Malaysia still have access to both foie gras and good wine. Even with that, we fail to appreciate the presence of both of these because most of us still don’t know how to pair them. So here’s a list of wine that fit the creamy, delicious taste profile of foie gras. If you haven’t tried it, you should!
Wine connoisseurs familiar to the combination suggest that foie gras is a perfect match with Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc while avoiding young and light-bodied wines.
If you’re looking for Pinot Gris, click here.
If you’re looking for Chardonnay, click here.
If you’re looking for Sauvignon Blanc, click here.
But hey at the end of the day, if you’re more adventurous why not give it a go with other brands that are not listed here? There’s never any harm having a little bit of fun experimenting with your taste buds.