5 Wines to Pair with the Traditional Smoked Salmon Napoleon

Taste different dimensions of native Pacific Northwest smoked salmon with the best wines from the Oyster Bar Wine List! 

The native american spirit of smoked salmon

Deeply rooted in the local food culture, our Smoked Salmon Napoleon ($ 21.00) is one of the most favorites with our guests and one of the favorite topics they are eager to discuss with our staff.

We serve our in-house smoked king salmon with marinated beets, basil, chèvre, ginger oil, and toasted pumpkin seeds.

All the ingredients complement each other and make up a flavorful and healthy treat full of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients.

We create an unrivaled dinner experience by applying to natively harvested salmon the traditional cooking method – hot smoke.

The Chinook or King Salmon is a staple of the Pacific Northwest and the largest of the Pacific salmon – one fish may weigh over 100 pounds.

For Native Americans, smoking or a ‘hot smoke’ was the natural way of preserving salmon. This method doesn’t overpower the distinctive flavor of the fish and keeps its unique taste and color.

To enjoy traditional smoked salmon, pick a nice glass of wine from the Oyster Bar award-winning wine list.

Traditional wine choices

With a dry finish and sparkle Champagne Laurent – Brut Rose ($92) is an excellent match for smoked salmon. The subtle low-alcohol wine with sufficient acidity cuts through the fats and complements the buttery flavor of smoked salmon.

The crispy full-rippened Gordon Brothers Family Chardonnay 2018 ($35) is a classic choice for smoked salmon. Thanks to its rich, oily texture, salmon pairs perfectly with this Northwest wine. Chardonnay perfectly manages the saltiness of the fish due to its impeccable balance between richness and acidity.

The elegant and refreshing white Duckhorn Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018 ($ 50) works traditionally well to cope with the oiliness in the smoked salmon and, at the same time, to match with the bold notes of marinated beets and ginger oil. It is due to its enticing aromas of lemongrass, lychee, lemon and pineapple.

Wines experiments

With engaging Figgins Family Wine Estates Riesling 2019 ($ 88), you can expect an original tasting experience. Its deep and structured flavor and high acidity make it an ideal partner for smoked salmon.

Due to the green peach and pears intensive aromas, it contrasts with the flaky, moist meat of  traditional smoked salmon.

Another bonus is that this Pacific Northwest Pinot Noirs matches the natural territory of salmon.

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