Perfect pairings for Viognier
With floral aromas, sweet-seeming fruit flavors, and rich textures, Viognier is made for bold, exotic dishes. It’s also great with cheeses and nuts. Some favorite pairings:
- Sweet: shellfish Scallops, lobster, crab, and shrimp
- Aromatic seasonings: Cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, ginger (in Moroccan tagines, for instance, as well as mild Indian curries and Caribbean dishes)
- Nuts: Cashews, macadamias
- Soft and semisoft cheeses: Fresh chèvre, gruyère, aged gouda, and double and triple creams like Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam or French brie
Macadamia Chicken with Orange-Ginger Sauce and Coconut Pilaf
We’ve layered this dish with tropical flavors to match Viognier’s perfume and bright citrus and stone-fruit flavors.