Delicious, luxurious and effortlessly remarkable is what pairing risotto and whiskey is all about. Risotto with its creamy and silky texture along with the smoky, deep and rich flavor of the whiskey works perfectly and makes for a sensational gastronomical combo. Adding an Italian twist to your whiskey will bring out the distinctive taste and what’s better than tantalizing your palate with a wee bit of an unconventionality?
An Italian rice dish, mostly popular in Northern Italy can be prepared with an incredible array of style and flavor which is traditionally, served as a main dish for lunch or dinner in the typical Italian household. It’s repertoire of flavorful variations with mushrooms, cashew nut and cucumber, feta cheese and rosemary brings in an unlimited world of delectably enticing meal. With a bit of commitment and love, risotto can make your soul dance provided it is paired with a perfect whiskey that will complement each other.
If you are longing for a heart-warming meal on a chilly Scottish evening, scallop and fennel risotto paired with a single malt whiskey such as Glenmorangie is your soulmate. All you need is a coarsely chopped stalks of fennel, scallops, fish stock and some white wine. A plate of this seafood risotto with a kick of some citrusy and fruity malt from Glenmorangie is the best haute cuisine, bar none.
Mushroom risotto with a dram of fine malt of Lagavulin is another match made in heaven. With all the buttery and cheesy goodness along with a sprinkle of thyme gives out a fragrant nutty flavor and the peaty flavor of the whiskey mellows down creating a fantastic dinner.
That’s not all, with growing gastronomical adventures among gastronomes, blending whiskey as an ingredient in recipes and not just as an accompaniment to your food, is now becoming universal. All you need is to throw in some whiskey at the last moment, in the pan juices and let the magic unfold.
Want some soul-stirring gastronomical experience that will leave you flabbergasted? Then get your creative juices flowing and pamper yourself with a glass of neat whiskey and risotto.
It takes time to appreciate, but then if you do, you cannot really imagine sipping your whiskey without expecting some peat. If you have not acquired the taste yet, give it a little time. And pairing up your dram of peaty delight with the right kind of food uplifts the experience manifold. Many would argue that it isn’t necessary to have a starter with whiskey or scotch.
Does a jaunt to the fair with your five-year-old assail you with visions from your own childhood? Does it revive memories of a jolly carousel spin, the breathtaking view from a Ferris wheel, and of course, the food stalls? Of course, sampling the ubiquitous fare of corn dogs, cotton candy and caramel apple may not impart the same joy you felt back then.
To live a life full of adventure, one has to escape the ordinary. If you are up for this quest and willing to go beyond the cliché, food and whiskey pairing is the emerging culinary art. Whiskey and food matching may seem daunting because of the former’s complex character, but once you delve deep into the process, there are some ridiculously delicious flavors waiting to explode in your mouth.