Who says champagne has to be the reserve of caviar and oysters? The versatile Krug bottles pair perfectly with a host of dishes, and this one allows for the beguiling marriage of liquid gold and an whole host of warming spices.
The partnership between food and drink works on aroma and taste. The aroma as the lid comes off the pan of this dish will entice the rest of the household to huddle around the stove. The warm spices of the rice marry beautifully with Grande Cuvée – particularly in the choice of fennel seed, cinnamon, and the cloves.
The Krug brings out the nuttiness and earthiness of the lentils and, while the dish is delicious on its own, it also plays as a great support to a main dish - a piece of tandoori fish, or spiced aubergine would just build on the harmony.