Whether you are a serious wine lover or just occasionally enjoy a nice glass of whatever everyone else is having, you probably know that Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile wines out there. It’s almost always a safe choice when you’re out at your favorite “restaurants near me,” no matter what you’re having. It’s both acidic and has lighter, fruity notes, which help bring out the best flavors in many dishes. Few foods don’t go nicely with Pinot Noir in one form or another. But did you know that the food that is a winning combination with Pinot Noir every time is mushrooms?
Let’s take a look at what it is that makes Pinot Noir and mushrooms taste so good together.
The Perfect Flavor Combination
Both mushrooms and Pinot Noir have earthy and delicate qualities. Mushrooms, of course, have their distinctive earthy flavor, but there are still many variations, and very strong flavors can overpower them. Pinot Noir also manages a similar balancing act. It is known for being acidic compared to other wines, but it is also marked by bright, fruity notes. When you put two such beautifully complex things as Pinot Noir and mushrooms together, they elevate each other.
Versatile Food and Wine
Pinot Noir and mushrooms also go so well together because they are both quite versatile. Think of all the foods you can punch up by adding mushrooms: chicken, steak, pork, stews, and even salads. Similarly, you’d be hard-pressed to find a meal that wouldn’t be tasty with a nice glass of Pinot Noir. So if you decide to hit up your favorite “restaurants near me” on National Pinot Noir Day—August 18th, if you didn’t know—and you don’t know what to order, anything with mushrooms will be a safe and delicious option.
Spend Pinot Noir Day with Us at PastAmore
If you’re thinking that a glass of Pinor Noir sounds pretty nice right about now, there’s no need to search for “restaurants near me.” Come to PastAmore and pair a Pinot Noir with one of our delicious and authentic Italian dishes. Whether you’re a fan of mushrooms or not, you’re sure to find something on our menu that will hit the spot.