Whether you consider yourself a refined sommelier or a more casual wine drinker, it’s always a great time to experiment with food and wine pairings. Need a little assistance? No problem. When you visit Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, our staff is happy to make recommendations for the best glass to go with your app or entrée of choice. This month, our bartender is raving about the perfect combination of Castillo Perelado Blanc Pescador wine and our famous Crab Cakes! Stop in to try this incredible pairing tonight!
This exceptional white wine is the perfect choice for pairing with seafood. After all, it’s right in the name: “Blanc Pescador” translates literally to “white fisherman”! With a name like that, you know this white wine is going to be a real treat with virtually any seafood course on our menu. This wine comes from a vineyard with deep roots in Emporda and Priorat, Spain, and it is one of the top-selling white wines there, especially along the Mediterranean coast.
Its color is pale and bright green, with a subtle yellow tinge. On the nose, it’s aromatic with a subtle hint of fruit. On the palate, the Blanc Pescador is light, clean and always refreshing. At 11.5% ABV, this is a great wine for pairing with dinner without being too heavy.
Amen Street Crab Cakes & Oysters
Of course, it wouldn’t be a food and wine pairing without a great entrée! Crab cakes are without a doubt a Lowcountry classic. We’d be remiss if we were to ever do them wrong. Our take on this traditional dish features a rich sauté of red creamer potatoes, shallots, fenell and bell peppers with sweet onion remoulade.
This dish pairs perfectly with a white wine like the Blanc Pescador. The delicate, light white does wonders with the briny taste of the shellfish and the sweet spice of the peppers—elevating without overpowering.
The Blanc Pescador is also the perfect pairing with oysters! Order a half or full dozen, and go to seafood heaven with this knockout combo. With a full range of specialty oysters from all over the US, there’s always something new to try here at Amen Street!
Discover The Taste Of Pairings
Come in and try this incredible pairing today… Or tell us about your favorite wine and food combinations on our menu!