Dare you serve wine at a Superbowl party? Oh yes, you dare. If you're confused allow me to explain. Superbowl parties are no longer an event where only chicken wings and beer are allowed. The times are changing and believe it or not, serving wine at your Superbowl party is not only acceptable but widely welcomed. Sure, you'll also want to include beer and a few non-alcohol options but there is definitely room for wine. The key to successfully offering wine is to serve a variety of wonderful dishes that go along with it.
Superbowl fare generally consists of chili, wings and chips and dip which are all delicious however, there's a new favorite to contend with and that is the New Orleans themed Superbowl party which thankfully, encourages serving wine. While it's famously known for its cuisine, New Orleans is equally known for throwing a good party. Put the two together and you have a surefire hit.
According to Award winning Chef John Folse, Owner of Lafitte's Landing Restaurant in New Orleans and author of The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine, "Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are great examples of wines that pair perfectly with New Orleans food." Whether you are rooting for New Orleans or Indianapolis on February 7th, your guests will certainly be cheering for you and your Cajun and Creole inspired party. Unless of course they are Indianapolis fans, in which case they will still enjoy the food and wine.
Serve any of these fantastic recipes for a tasty New Orleans Themed Superbowl Party: