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Champagne and Appetizers: Let the Celebration Begin!

by Bogdan Voicu
Edited by Linda Kevich

Are you preparing a romantic dinner? A party? Want to feel great eating alone? Whatever the reason, champagne is a definitely must. What to serve it with before the main meal, though?

There are some appetizers that suit with champagne better than with any other beverage or alcoholic drink: caviar, as an example, is so well known it doesn't even require presentation. Here are some others:

Foie Gras

OK, liver. I just used the French term that chefs will use; please don't shoot me for that. I mean, champagne is French, isn't it? Anyway, try goose or duck liver. This soft, smooth type of dish will certainly increase your drinking experience.

Raw Oysters

A good combination but you should not use it if you prefer the oysters with lemon or vinegar. These are serious taste decreases when regarding champagne.


Just a perfect combination. Almost everybody likes sushi and champagne will surely be the catalyst to a great dinner or party.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Every appetizer that uses mushrooms is a good match for champagne. Of course, do not use any heavy sauce. Cheese filled mushrooms are a great appetizer.

Raw Shrimp

Shrimp is a good appetizer for champagne at any time. Raw shrimp, especially, will make the taste of your drink a lot better. This is of course, when you avoid the heavy sauce.


Well, one of the most sought for appetizers with champagne is cheese. But - yes, there is a but- there are so many types of cheese that I chose to give them a full new page here. Check it out if want to find out what champagne to use with what cheese.

The appetizers are the introduction to a great meal but, when paired with champagne, they are even more: they are the start of a happy time, of a celebration. Why don't you just try to make every occasion a celebration?

Maybe we could all be a lot happier then...

About The Author

Bogdan Voicu is the owner of Choose Champagne, a site that will make your life a lot easier at times of celebration.


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