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What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's

December 27, 2020
It's the New Year! And you know what that means? Bring out the wine! Although wine is already a mainstay in a Parisian's dinner table, there's something about drinking it during New Year's Eve that feels special. Perhaps it's because it's the last time they'll be drinking it for this year? Or they're starting the new year all jazzed up and ready to go? Whatever it may be, people in Paris know how to drink wine the best way. And for a special occasion like welcoming the new year, they do so with a special holiday menu to go with their best whites or reds!
What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's


Escargot (Snails)

Arguably the most infamous French delicacy out there, escargot is actually one of France's most delectable dishes. Yes, they're made out of snails. And no, it's not gross! Sure, it may be different on your side of the world. Perhaps you prefer to keep snails as pets instead of eating them for dinner. But for the French, especially Parisians, it's another story. Here in the French capital, there are even top-notch restaurants that excel in making them. And for New Year's Eve, what better way to drink wine than with a plate of escargot! That'd be quintessentially French in more ways than one!
What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's
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Saumon Fumé (Smoked Salmon)

The great thing about saumon fumé (smoked salmon) is that you can serve it in different ways. You can serve it on a dish as the main course, paired with a delicious sauce to really bring out its flavor. You can serve it atop all sorts of hors d'oeuvres, ensuring that your appetizers will start the meal strong. Whichever way you go for this light, delicate, yet completely savory seafood delicacy will work well with all sorts of wines. Even a sparkling glass of champagne for the holidays would require some smoked salmon to even the tingles out!
What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's
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Les Huitres (Oysters)

Continuing on with the seafood selection are the oysters. If you've been to any hotel in Paris, you'll know that oysters are often part of their menu. That's because it's a luxurious dish, extremely common in France, that's become a holiday staple. these exotic delicacies are relatively rare, with a taste so profound it's no wonder that it's become a favorite among society's elite. Of course, even you can serve them for New Year's! Gather up all the ice in your home and lay out the oysters there to ensure that they remain fresh all New Year's Eve long!
What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's
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Coquillages (Shellfish)

If you prefer to serve more than just oysters, you can also prepare some shellfish as well. Referred to as 'coquillages,' this is a seafood mainstay for any business meal-worthy restaurant in Paris. From five-star hotels to those founded by established culinary masters, if seafood is on the many, more often than not, it would include some shellfish. The lightness and saltiness of coquillages is a tasty contrast to the deep and rich taste of authentic French wine. And even if you go for sparkling champagne, both flavors will complement each other well enough to tickle and tantalize your taste buds!
What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's
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Foie Gras (Fat Liver)

If you've been to any French restaurant in your hometown, chances are you've heard of foie gras more often than not! Do you know what that is? It's actually made out of the liver of a duck that was fattened up, making its texture and flavor thick and rich. Though the dish itself is quite tender and light on some occasions. Nevertheless, this sort of tantalizing taste is what pairs well with all sorts of wine. It keeps your taste buds on their toes and gives out a complex sensation, only to be fully extinguished once you take a sip from your glass!
What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's
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Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Cake)

Finally, if you're also serving dessert wine, why not get a slice of Bûche de Noël as well? Translated as 'Yule Log,' it's a classic Parisian holiday dessert that's served on Christmas. And because many French mothers often make too much of the sweet stuff, there are always some leftovers for New Year's Eve! And who wouldn't want to start the new year with a little sweetness? The chocolate icing with the fluffy texture makes for quite the sweet sensation. And when you follow that up with some sparkling white wine—or even champagne!—you have a great meal-ender right there!
What Parisians Eat with Wine For New Year's
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Wine is an absolute must when you're welcoming the new year in Paris! And with your finest reds and best whites, you ought to serve the most delicious French dishes too! Savory, sweet, and more, they make your final meal for the year all the more delicious!

Eating any of these with your best wine in a luxury home always makes for a great time in Paris!




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