There is a dance routine that I have perfected over the years. It is set to Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls' and is performed in the kitchen at times of extreme stress or emotion to my favourite audience: my three children. The five year old laughs like a madman, the two year old looks bemused but laughs all the same and the 9-month old baby throws her head back and gurns (I think this means she likes it). However, I'm not sure that I should have performed this same dance routine at our Office Christmas Party last Friday night. The audience did gurn though. I think they liked it.
A few general Christmas food & wine recommendations that I thought might be helpful:
Don't bother. Unless you have bought a particularly nasty Champagne. Better to buy a decent fizz instead: Tesco Premier Cru is still an absolute winner.
Wine with Turkey
A fuller-bodied, not too-oaky Chardonnay is a good match, such as White Burgundy. But if your plate is loaded with the stronger flavours of bacon and stuffing you're better off with a medium-bodied red, like Pinot Noir from Burgundy. Or from New Zealand if you're not quite as flush.
Happy Christmas x
Labels: Burgundy, Champagne, France, New Zealand, Pinot Noir