In an recent interview with Davino restaurant’s Chef Diego Stefan at Villa del Palmar Cancun, the Italian chef from Padua shared some great insight into the art of wine pairing and how to accompany your meals while staying at our five star Cancun resort.
What factors affect which wine to choose for your meal?
Choosing the perfect wine for your meal depends on many factors: the occasion, the time of day, the weather and, of course, what you will be eating; oh and let’s not forget the price tag.
How do you choose between red or white wine?
The standard choice of white wine with fish or chicken dishes and red wine with darker meat and heavier meals is a good starting point, but there is more to choosing a wine to complement your meal than color and price. Perhaps the best option while dining at the resort is to ask your waiter for a recommendation for you particular meal.
How expensive is the wine at Villa del Palmar Cancun?
Once a luxury reserved for ancient Roman emperors, today wine is an accessible treat that most people can afford to enjoy with their meals. At Villa del Palmar Cancun you will find a number of excellent wines from around $25-$30 dollars as well as some exceptional exclusive labels to try.
What wine do you recommend with red meat?
Whenever anyone asks me for advice on what type of wine to choose, I tend to recommend my personal favorite, which is 3V de Casa Madero from el Valle de Parras, near the city of Monterrey. This is a Mexican wine which has a really complete full-bodied flavor with delicious aromas. It is well paired with a good quality steak like those you will find in La Casona, or in the case of Davino with the Short Rib.
What wine do you recommend for a romantic dinner?
If guests are looking for an intimate experience, perhaps opting for a romantic dinner on the seafront, enjoying a balmy breeze with the moon reflected in the Caribbean Sea, I recommend a combination of wines. For example, the first course may be paired with a chilled glass of wine wine, perhaps pinot grigio, while the main course complemented by a red wine, such as a French syrah. Rosé wine is also a popular choice at Villa del Palmar Cancun as the warm sunny climate makes lighter wines all the more appealing. Just imagine a delicious salad at Zamá accompanied by a rosé cabernet sauviñon V!