I was watching an episode of Pressure Cooker TV today and was surprised to see that sometimes the contestants were asked to prepare a dish to go with a particular wine. If the judges thought that the dish did not complement the wine well, they would lose points. I was surprised because, except in the case of Champagne, dishes are usually not prepared to complement a particular wine, but rather a particular wine is chosen to complement a particular dish. Moreover, it is not the job of the Chef to recommend a particular wine, but rather that of the wine waiter. If this was not the case, why should a restaurant hire a wine waiter then?
Pour ceux d’entre vous qui ne le savent pas, je suis un plongeur certifié CMAS. Si j’étais encore à Maurice, je serais probablement devenu moniteur de plongée :-). Cette vidéo a été enregistrée à “La fosse aux requins à Maurice. Je voulais y faire une plongée au moins une fois dans ma vie mais mon épouse (petite amie à cette époque) ne voulait pas :-(
For those of you who do not know I am a CMAS certified diver. If I was still in Mauritius, I would have probably become a diving instructor :-) Anyway, this video was shot at “La fosse aux requins” in Mauritius. I wanted to dive there at least once in my life, but my wife (then girlfriend) did not want me too :-(