Zen, Park Street Area, kolkata

  • Average Cost: ₹ 4000 for two people
  • Cuisines: ChineseThaiJapanese
  • Contact: +91917625070976
  • Address: The Park, 17, Park Street, Park Street Area, kolkata-700016, WB
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Wine and Food pairing – Basics, Tips & all that Jazz

Wine and Food Pairings are like a relationship – it’s all about finding a pairing that complements each other’s difference and you don’t want two identical copies of the same person. Throughout your life you can go on date with many different types of people or you can stick to only ‘Your Type’ for life. 

One knows that his/her interest has entered to the next level when one starts to match out the food that goes hand in hand with the wine. Though the pairing thing is too much stressed out and debated as well. One needs to learn what to look for in a recipe in order to make great wine matches because a great food and wine pairing creates a balance between the component of dish and characteristics of a wine. 

The pairing is as complex as the basics are simple. One can have the tried-and-true methodologies to produce consistently great pairings and with time one gets more familiar with different wines, he/she becomes more confident and can experiment breaking the rules! 

 Basics go like:

  • The wine should be sweeter than the food

  • The wine must be more acidic than food.

  • The wine should have the same flavor intensity as the food.

There are two major types of Pairing:

  • Congruent: A strong overlap of flavor compounds between food and wine which intensifies the overlapping qualities.

  • Complementary: There are only a few shared flavor compounds between the food and wine that means going for contrast and balance.

Let’s go with 5 basic Wine Characteristics: Sweetness. Acidity. Tannin. Alcohol. Body.

Basic taste components of various Wines:

  • Red wines have more bitterness.

  • White, Rose and Sparkling wines have more acidity.

  • Sweet wines have more sweetness.

Basic taste components of various types of food dishes:

  • Acidic food: Match with high acid wines. (Citrus Vinaigrette & Tomato based sauce dishes)

  • Rich food: Match with high tannin reds/high acid whites. (Nut based sauce dishes, Macaroni & Cheese)

  • Spicy food: Match with low alcohol or sweet wines. (Salsa, Spicy curries, Hot sauce dishes)

  • Bitter food: Match with low no tannin or sweet wines. (Chocolate base dishes and grapefruit, etc.)

  • Sweet food: Match with sweet wines. (Cookies, Cakes, Ice creams, Milk chocolate, etc.)

  • Salty food: Match with acidic or fruity wines. (Mixed nuts, Popcorn, etc.)

Pair lighter wine with lighter dishes, bolder wines with heavy dishes.

PS. Wine pairs nicely with good friends.

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Music always cheers up our mind and satisfy our soul with peace. The new and trending concept of live music in pubs and bars always multiply our fun and we tend to visit these bars and pubs every weekend. So, these are some exotic pubs and bars which inflate the experience of their customers with amazing services and melodious live music experience.

  1. AREA 51, PUNE

Area 51, situated in the outskirts of the city is just perfect and worth the trek as the dome with its revolving lounge bar is an astonishing experience. They have highlights of giving live music experience to their customers. The glass-bottomed level lit with myriad colors adds spark to the live music experience at Area 51. Go here when you want to go nuts with a big group of people.


Air Café Lounge is a perfect place to relax and an welcoming retreat. The lounge bar is stocked with great ambiance and elegant experience of live music performed by great artists. The melody of music with delicious dishes is guaranteed to leave feeling truly satisfied. 

  1.  ARDOR 2.1, DELHI

Ardor Restaurant, Lounge and Terrace cafe particularly known for best parties and décor gives you mouth-watering food with terrace experience just like pastry with a cherry on the top. You should definitely visit this if you love live music with a beer in your hand.

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