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Chinese New Year Greatest Of All Time Wine Pairings: Buddha's Delight
This is the third and last of our Chinese New Year pairings primarily because the number four is seen to be extremely unlucky in China. That aside, we have saved the best until last.
BUDDHA'S DELIGHT OR MONK'S VEGETABLES Follow Honest Grapes's board 3. Chinese New Year Greatest Of All Time Wine Pairings: Buddha's Delight on Pinterest.
Buddha's Delight, also known as Monk's Vegetables, was traditionally consumed by vegetarian monks but nowadays it's the go-to dish after Chinese New Year where most people go meat-free for the day. The dish itself is an amalgamation of tofu, mushrooms, carrots and other vegetables, with a soya bean paste for the base. To the Chinese, each ingredient symbolises wealth, luck, longevity, blessings and several affirmations for the New Year.
A staple red in Parisian wine bars, Brouilly is a charming and crispy red wine best served chilled. The soft tannins add complexity and the wine carries notes of fruity raspberries and blueberries but still maintains its depth of flavour and that of the dish.
Château de La Pierre Brouilly
£17.40 per bottle/ £104.40 per case
Published on: February 18, 2015