Chef Rick Dupere of The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch hotel in Phoenix AZ is responsible for some of the most innovative culinary creations west of the Mississippi. Guests at his Kitchen West restaurant enjoy such wonderful menu items as Wild Alaskan Salmon and Copper City Bourbon Sea Scallops. With such a wide variety of inventive and tasty dishes coming from his gourmet kitchen, Chef Rick is often asked the question, “Which wine goes with my meal?”
The old rules of wine and food pairing do not always apply. While white wines usually pair well with seafood dishes and red wines with steaks and other cuts of meat, today the guidelines are far less restrictive. With the wine industry now offering such a wide range of choices, including rosés, zinfandels, sparkling wines and champagnes, diners are now choosing their wine and food pairings based on personal preferences and even the individual menu ingredients in the meal. Chef Rick Dupere of The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch hotel in Phoenix AZ offers the following guidelines.
While these are some very basic guidelines for how to pair wines with food, one thing is clear: the rules have changed, and you can now choose whichever wine suits your mood. But for guests of The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch who want to select a wine that will truly enhance the gourmet flavors found in Chef Rick’s culinary creations, don’t be afraid to ask your friendly server or wine sommelier.