The sweet wines of Tokaj offer a wide range of food-matching possibilities with their broad range of flavours and styles. These amazing sweet Tokaji wines deserve far greater gastronomic attention than simply being consigned to the dessert menu.
The wonderful balance of vibrant acidity, alcohol, flavour complexity and residual sugar of these wines offers so much more than simply luscious sweetness.
Wines of Hungary UK would like to invite sommeliers and chefs to create ground-breaking food pairings to match Tokaji’s sweet wine specialities – Tokaji Aszú and Tokaji Szamorodni.
Experiment with food pairings and menu options throughout the Xmas season and into January and submit your best food and wine pairing to our jury.
All wines should currently be available in the UK.
Participating teams: one sommelier and one chef.
Submit one food pairing recommendation with any of the above sweet Tokaj wines, along with the food name, a short description of the menu, key ingredients, and an explanation as to why you think it is a great match. Attach a picture of your food and wine pairing. (Pictures are not mandatory)
Note: We want to encourage participants to think beyond the obvious, so no dessert or cheese courses will be considered by the judges.
Submission should include:
The creator of the best food and wine pairing idea will be selected by the jury, with the best winning the main prize of the project.
Isa Bal MS – Trivet Restaurant
Csaba Harmath – restaurateur
Eniko Magyar – Agricultural and Environmental Counsellor, Embassy of Hungary, London
Zsuzsa Toronyi – Wines of Hungary UK
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Create your ground-braking food pairing to Tokaj sweet wine specialities – Tokaji Aszu and Tokaji Szamorodni. Menu options: First course and Main course
Submit one food pairing to any participating sweet Tokaj wines, whit a short description, key ingredients and explanation why do you think it is a great match: - Name and taste profile of the wine (Tokaji Aszu or Szamorodni) - Name of your meal - Description and key components of your meal - Describe why the food is working together with the selected wine in a few sentences - Picture of the wine and food (optional) - Name of the team members, contact details. We encourage participants to think beyond the obvious dessert and cheese courses.
The jury announce the best Sweet Tokaj-Food pairing. The creators of the best food and wine pairing idea will win the main prize of the food pairing project.
Winning team travels to Hungary for a 3-day Budapest gastro experience and and Tokaj visit.
(2 people/3 nights).